Pens win 10th straight

Sidney Crosby scored a goal and set up another, and Chris Kunitz also scored as the Pittsburgh Penguins won their 10th game in a row by beating the visiting New Jersey Devils, 2-1, on Monday night.

Marc-Andre Fleury, 11-0-1 in his last 12 starts, made 27 saves as the Penguins matched a 10-game winning streak from Jan. 28-Feb. 15, 1999.

Crosby has nine goals in five games and six in three games.


Zach Bogosian scored 2 minutes, 11 seconds into overtime, Ondrej Pavelec made 27 saves, and the host Atlanta Thrashers rallied from a two-goal deficit to beat the Nashville Predators, 3-2. . . . Mikhail Grabovski scored the lone shootout goal and the visiting Toronto Maple Leafs rallied from three goals down in the third period to beat the Washington Capitals, 5-4. . . . Logan Couture scored twice, including the go-ahead goal eight seconds after Niclas Wallin's goal, to lift the San Jose Sharks to a 5-2 win over the host Detroit Red Wings. . . . Rookie Kyle Wilson scored on his first career shootout attempt to help the Columbus Blue Jackets end a five-game losing skid with a 3-2 victory at home over the Dallas Stars.

Guerin retires

Longtime NHL forward Bill Guerin, unable to land a contract this season, retired after a career in which he scored 429 goals in 18 seasons with eight teams.

The Pittsburgh Penguins honored Guerin before Monday night's game against New Jersey, his first NHL club.

Guerin spent his final 11/2 seasons with the Penguins, scoring seven goals in 24 playoff games during their run to a Stanley Cup title in 2009. He also won the Stanley Cup with the Devils in 1995, the team that drafted him No. 5 overall in 1989. He made his NHL debut with New Jersey during the 1991-92 season.

Pittsburgh didn't offer the 40-year-old Guerin a contract this season, and the Flyers didn't sign him following a preseason tryout.

"I was OK with it being over," Guerin said. "My heart was here [in Pittsburgh]."

Guerin also played with Edmonton, Boston, Dallas, St. Louis, San Jose and the New York Islanders.

Samuelsson out a week

Vancouver Canucks forward Mikael Samuelsson is expected to miss a week after sustaining a concussion in a collision with St. Louis center Vladimir Sobotka in Sunday night's 3-2 loss to the Blues.


Anaheim coach Randy Carlyle, after his Ducks had 80 shots without a goal and were shut out in consecutive games for the first time since March 2008: "They're hockey players that are paid to work and do their job, and we have to find a different way to stimulate them - whether it's a kick in the pants, a pat on the back, or a day off."

- Staff and wire reports