Brandon Sutter scored in the third period and then rescued the Penguins with the only goal of the shootout to lift Pittsburgh to a 4-3 victory over the Rangers on Wednesday night in New York.

Sutter gave the Penguins a 3-1 lead a minute after Pascal Dupuis snapped a 1-1 tie, but Pittsburgh couldn't hold the edge. It took until the fifth round of the shootout for the deadlock to be broken for good.

Evgeni Malkin sat out his second consecutive game because of a leg injury the Pittsburgh center suffered four days earlier. And the NHL suspended defenseman Deryk Engelland for five games without pay for a check to the head of Detroit's Justin Abdelkader on Saturday. The suspension will cost him $14,530.

Special goals for Devils

Jaromir Jagr scored his 693d career goal, Reid Boucher netted his first in the NHL, and the New Jersey Devils beat the Ottawa Senators, 5-2, in Newark, N.J.

Jagr moved past Steve Yzerman and into sole possession of eighth place on the NHL goals list, one behind Mark Messier for seventh. His first power-play goal of the season gave him a team-leading 12 goals.


Minnesota goalie Josh Harding, who revealed in the summer that he has multiple sclerosis, was placed on injured reserve Wednesday night to give him time to make adjustments to medication. . . . St. Louis Blues forward Alexander Steen agreed on a three-year, $17.4 million contract extension.

- Associated Press