Penguins win in overtime against Los Angeles Kings
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The Penguins snapped a two-game losing streak with a 2-1 overtime win over the Los Angeles Kings tonight at Consol Energy Center.
Jordan Staal scored on a wrist shot with 18.4 seconds left in overtime to win it.
The win was the 100th of Dan Bylsma's NHL coaching career.
It was dampened by the loss of yet another center, Dustin Jeffrey, to injury.
Brett Sterling -- one of four players just called up from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton -- opened the scoring for a 1-0 Penguins lead at 6:53 of the first period.
Nick Johnson, another of the newcomers, was in the right corner and fed Sterling, who beat Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick from the slot.
The goal came just after Penguins defenseman Zbynek Michalek prevented a Los Angeles goal when he cleared the puck from the crease after the Kings' Jason Williams was able to steer a rebound behind goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury.
Michalek made a similar play later in the first period when he checked Los Angeles' Andrei Lokitionov, who was got behind Fleury in the crease with the puck.
Michalek couldn't control the puck in the left circle a couple of minute later, though, and Jarrett Stoll grabbed the puck, moved to within 10 feet and scored with a shot that slid under Fleury, making it 1-1 at 17:17 of the first period.
The Penguins, already without injured centers Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and Mark Letestu, lost Jeffrey left at 6:11 of the second period with an undisclosed, lower-body injury. He was driving the net when he went flying over Quick and into the net.
The Penguins play Friday night against the Islanders on Long Island.
First Published February 10, 2011 9:41 pm