Published 10:20 p.m. ET November 27, 2017 | Updated 10:34 p.m. ET November 27, 2017
PITTSBURGH (AP) – Sidney Crosby redirected Kris Letang's shot over Brian Elliott of Philadelphia 1:48 in overtime while the Pittsburgh Penguins recovered 5-4 win over the Flyers on Monday night.
The Penguins lost goalkeeper Matt Murray with a leg injury in the second period and followed two entering the third before breaking into the flyers, who have lost eight in a row for their worst skid in nearly a decade.
Patric Hornqvist and Bryan Rust scored 39 seconds apart at the beginning of the third to tie it. Philadelphia regained the lead in Michael Raffl's second goal of the season with 3:19 to play in the regulation. Jake Guentzel's second goal of the evening equalized with 1:04 remaining.
The Penguins started overtime in the power play and controlled the puck until Crosby scored the tenth of the season over Elliott.
Guentzel and Crosby finished with three points, and the penguins have won two in a row after a three-game losing streak. Tristan Jarry finished with eight saves in relief of Murray to get the second victory of his career.
Sean Couturier picked up his 14th goal in the team for the Flyers. Shayne Gostisbehere and Travis Konecny scored their third part of the season, but Philadelphia allowed a two-goal lead in the third period to evaporate for the second time in four days.
Elliot stopped 47 of 52 shots for Pittsburgh but could do little when Crosby dropped his stick on ice to get a piece of Letang's shot from point.
The penguins have had an uncharacteristically melancholy attempt to become the first franchise in more than 30 years to win three consecutive Cups. The injuries and the unstable game in the defensive part have caused a discomfort that they have struggled to free themselves.
Murray's place, a two-time Cup winner already at 23 years old, extended into the goal after Jakub Voracek lost While trying to dodge the goalkeeper during a break, he certainly could not have helped. Murray was able to skate but needed help to get to the locker room.
Enter Jarry, who scored the first victory of his career and added an badist in a victory over Tampa Bay on Saturday that seemed to offer a clue from The Penguins were beginning to settle things.
However, when Couturier defeated Jarry with a left-footed shot with 31 seconds left in the second period, the Flyers had a two-goal lead, and the two-week-long end of defeats appeared to be near an end. .
Philadelphia's lead faded within the first two minutes of the third. Hornqvist crushed a rebound in the air and beat Elliott 1:07 in the third and Rust equalized the score 39 seconds later.
NOTES: Penguins C Evgeni Malkin missed his fourth consecutive game with an upper-body injury. … Pittsburgh D Ian Cole was a healthy scratch for the third consecutive game. … Crosby has four goals and five badists in his last four games. … The Flyers scratched D Radko Gudas and Fs Taylor Leier and Jordan Weal. … The penguins went 1 for 5 in the power play. The flyers were 1 by 4.
Flyers: Hospede San José on Tuesday night. Philadelphia defeated the Sharks 5-3 in the season opener on October 4.
Penguins: Start a home-and-home series with the Sabers on Friday night in Buffalo. Pittsburgh won the first meeting between the two teams 5-4 in a shootout on November 14.
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