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Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby, center, celebrates his goal with teammates Patric Hornqvist, left, and Chris Kunitz (14) during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Anaheim Ducks in Pittsburgh, Monday, Feb. 8, 2016. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Crosby scores in 7th straight, Penguins top Ducks 6-2

- Associated Press

Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby felt Cam Fowler's stick desperately tugging at his jersey and kept right on skating. Breaking in all alone against Anaheim goaltender John Gibson, Crosby kept Fowler at bay long enough to rip a wrist shot over Gibson's glove and into the net, the most elaborate display of a hot streak that shows no signs of slowing.

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- Associated Press

Sidney Crosby scored on a pair of breakaways to extend his goal streak to a career-best seven games and added two assists to help the Pittsburgh Penguins continue their surge with a 6-2 win over the Anaheim Ducks on Monday night.

Blues place defenseman Alex Pietrangelo on IR

Associated Press

St. Louis Blues defenseman Alex Pietrangelo has been placed on injured reserve with a right knee injury that the team says will be re-evaluated in three weeks.

Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom (19), of Sweden, is upended as he battles for the puck against Philadelphia Flyers center Nick Cousins, right, during the third period of an NHL hockey game, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

NHL-leading Capitals aim to end troubling power-play drought

- Associated Press

The Capitals are winners of three in a row and sitting pretty atop the NHL, so not much seems to be going wrong for Washington. They do however have one glaring problem - power-play goals - and it is something coach Barry Trotz hopes to fix sooner rather than later.

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- Associated Press

Alex Ovechkin became the third player in NHL history to reach 30 goals in each of his first 11 seasons, and Braden Holtby made 33 saves as the Washington Capitals beat the Philadelphia Flyers 3-2 on Sunday.