Crosby keeps Pens going
Day in the NHL • Star's goal extends Pittsburgh win streak.
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Pittsburgh • Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price saw the NHL's leading scorer bearing down on him and figured he had maybe an inch or two over his right shoulder exposed.

Thing is, an inch or two is all Sidney Crosby needs these days.

Crosby beat Price with a laser to the top corner of the net late in the second period, Marc-Andre Fleury and Tomas Vokoun teamed up to stop 37 shots, and the Penguins extended their winning streak to 13 games with a 1-0 victory on Tuesday night.

"He's the best player in the world, so we got beat tonight by the best player in the world, by the perfect shot," Montreal coach Michel Therrien said.

Crosby delivered after a rare defensive breakdown by the Canadiens. Chris Kunitz found Crosby with a pretty cross-ice pass, and Crosby did the rest. His 15th goal of the season turned out to be just enough to keep Pittsburgh's march through March going.

"To win that many, your goaltenders have to steal a game or two over that time period," Crosby said. "Sometimes we've had tough periods and they've bailed us out."

Fleury stopped all 22 shots he faced, but did not play in the third period following a collision. —

EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division

GP W L OT Pts GF GA

Pittsburgh 33 25 8 0 50 116 84

New Jersey 33 15 11 7 37 82 89

N.Y. Rangers 31 15 13 3 33 73 76

N.Y. Islanders 32 14 15 3 31 93 105

Philadelphia 31 13 16 2 28 82 94

Northeast Division

GP W L OT Pts GF GA

Montreal 31 20 6 5 45 98 77

Boston 31 21 7 3 45 89 66

Ottawa 33 18 9 6 42 86 72

Toronto 33 17 12 4 38 99 95

Buffalo 32 13 15 4 30 86 100

Southeast Division

GP W L OT Pts GF GA

Winnipeg 33 17 14 2 36 84 98

Carolina 30 15 13 2 32 85 86

Washington 32 15 16 1 31 92 90

Tampa Bay 32 13 18 1 27 103 98

Florida 33 9 18 6 24 78 116

WESTERN CONFERENCE

Central Division

GP W L OT Pts GF GA

Chicago 31 24 4 3 51 106 71

Detroit 33 17 11 5 39 90 83

St. Louis 31 17 12 2 36 92 86

Nashville 33 14 13 6 34 83 88

Columbus 32 13 13 6 32 75 85

Northwest Division

GP W L OT Pts GF GA

Minnesota 31 19 10 2 40 86 75

Vancouver 32 17 9 6 40 87 85

Edmonton 31 11 13 7 29 74 91

Calgary 30 12 14 4 28 85 103

Colorado 31 11 16 4 26 79 100

Pacific Division

GP W L OT Pts GF GA

Anaheim 32 22 6 4 48 104 83

Los Angeles 32 18 12 2 38 93 80

San Jose 31 14 11 6 34 76 82

Dallas 32 15 14 3 33 87 97

Phoenix 32 13 15 4 30 82 90

Tuesday's games

Vancouver 1, Columbus 0, SO

Toronto 3, Florida 2

Pittsburgh 1, Montreal 0

N.Y. Islanders 3, Washington 2

Winnipeg 4, Carolina 1

N.Y. Rangers 5, Philadelphia 2

Tampa Bay 2, Buffalo 1

Edmonton 3, St. Louis 0

Chicago 2, Calgary 0