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Sidney Crosby, Kris Letang rally Penguins to 5-4 victory over Canucks in shootout

  • Pittsburgh Penguins' Olli Maatta, center, of Finland, and Brandon Sutter, right, and Vancouver Canucks' Jannik Hansen, left, of Denmark, collide during the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, in Vancouver, British Columbia. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darryl Dyck)

    Pittsburgh Penguins' Olli Maatta, center, of Finland, and Brandon Sutter, right, and Vancouver Canucks' Jannik Hansen, left, of Denmark, collide during the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, in Vancouver, British Columbia. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darryl Dyck)  (The Associated Press)

  • Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby lines up for a face-off against the Vancouver Canucks during the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, in Vancouver, British Columbia. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darryl Dyck)

    Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby lines up for a face-off against the Vancouver Canucks during the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, in Vancouver, British Columbia. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darryl Dyck)  (The Associated Press)

  • Pittsburgh Penguins' Evgeni Malkin, of Russia, celebrates his goal against the Vancouver Canucks during second period NHL hockey action in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Tuesday Jan. 7, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darryl Dyck)

    Pittsburgh Penguins' Evgeni Malkin, of Russia, celebrates his goal against the Vancouver Canucks during second period NHL hockey action in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Tuesday Jan. 7, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darryl Dyck)  (The Associated Press)

Sidney Crosby tied the score late in regulation and added the only goal in a shootout to rally the Pittsburgh Penguins past the slumping Vancouver Canucks 5-4 on Tuesday night.

Crosby and Kris Letang scored 16 seconds apart late in the third period to tie it for Pittsburgh after Vancouver grabbed a 4-2 lead.

Evgeni Malkin and Brian Gibbons also scored for the Penguins. Jussi Jokinen added two assists, and Crosby had one of his own. Marc-Andre Fleury made 22 saves for the win.

Chris Higgins, Zack Kassian and Christopher Tanev each had a goal and an assist for Vancouver, which lost its fifth game in a row. Jason Garrison also scored and Eddie Lack made 31 saves.