Jokinen scores in OT, Rangers beat Pens 3-2

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Olli Jokinen scored at 1:02 of overtime to give the New York Rangers a 3-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Friday night.

Playing his fifth game with New York since being acquired from Calgary, Jokinen skated down the right wing and fired a wrist shot over goalie Marc-Andre Fleury's left shoulder. Jokinen has two goals for the Rangers and 13 overall this season.

Brandon Dubinsky and Vinny Prospal also scored for New York, which had lost eight of 10 coming in but beat the Penguins for the first time in eight meetings overall and the first in eight trips to Mellon Arena.

The Penguins' Sidney Crosby scored twice to establish a career high with 41 goals. He trails Washington's Alex Ovechkin by a goal for the NHL lead.

New York played most of the game with only 16 skaters after defenseman Michael Del Zotto sustained "a significant laceration" in a collision with Penguins star Evgeni Malkin and had the side of his abdomen land on Malkin's skate.

Rangers star Marian Gaborik dressed and had 4:02 of ice time over six shifts during the first period after being a game-time decision. He missed a home game Wednesday night against Nashville after cutting his right thigh during a collision with goalie Henrik Lundqvist in practice a day before.

Crosby reached 40 goals for the first time in his five-season career, scoring 6:42 into the game on a snap shot that beat Lundqvist through the pads.

Crosby added a power-play tally 3:35 into the third that tied the game at 2.

New York defenseman Dan Girardi's clearing attempt went directly to Sergei Gonchar at the right point. Gonchar skated over, wound up for a shot-pass onto the tape of Crosby, who was skating through the slot left to right and deflected the puck up under the crossbar.

Dubinsky tied it 1:28 into the period when he one-timed a blind backhand pass from Chris Drury. Drury was behind the net and to the right of Penguins backup goalie Brent Johnson and found Dubinsky in the left slot.

The goal was Dubinsky's 13th of the season, his second since Jan. 1. It also was Drury's first assist since Jan. 17.

Prospal gave New York the lead 8:16 later with his 13th of the season and fourth in his past four games.

Skating down the left wing into the faceoff circle, Prospal received a pass from Artem Anisimov and flipped a wrist shot between the post and stick side of Johnson on the short side of the net.

Fleury stopped the first 17 shots in relief of Johnson, who left the game with 3:55 to play in the second period due to an undisclosed injury.

NOTES: It was Rangers' final regular-season game at Mellon Arena. ... Malkin had the second assist on Crosby's first goal, extending his points streak to 12 games.