Blake Comeau and Kris Letang scored early in the first period to lead the host Pittsburgh Penguins to a 3-1 victory over the Calgary Flames on Friday night.

Rob Klinkhammer also scored to help the Penguins beat the Flames for the eighth straight time. Pittsburgh's last loss to Calgary was on Dec. 3, 2005.

Johnny Gaudreau had the only goal for the Flames, who have lost four in a row.

The Penguins played without defending NHL scoring champion Sidney Crosby, who also will miss Saturday's game at Columbus while he awaits results from medical tests for an illness that caused the right side of his face to swell.

Though there have been more than a dozen cases of mumps around the NHL, Crosby doesn't believe he has that illness.

Canadiens 6, Kings 2 - Jiri Sekac scored two goals and Cary Price stopped 44 shots to lead host Montreal over Los Angeles.

P.K. Subban and David Desharnais each had a goal and an assist, and Andre Markov and Sven Andrighetto also scored for Montreal, which has won two straight.

Defensemen Jake Muzzin and Drew Doughty scored for the Kings, who have lost three of their last four. Back-up goalie Martin Jones finished with 14 saves.

Panthers 3, Red Wings 2 - Vincent Trocheck and Brandon Pirri had the only shootout goals to lift visiting Florida over Detroit.

Roberto Luongo made 29 saves through overtime and stopped Pavel Datsyuk and Gustav Nyquist in the tiebreaker.

- Associated Press