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Crosby nets OT winner, Penguins top Rangers 3-2

  • Pittsburgh Penguins' Matt Cullen (7), second from left, scores past New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist, left, during the first period of the NHL hockey game, Sunday, March 27, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

    Pittsburgh Penguins' Matt Cullen (7), second from left, scores past New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist, left, during the first period of the NHL hockey game, Sunday, March 27, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)  (The Associated Press)

  • New York Rangers' Eric Staal reacts after scoring his second goal during the second period of the NHL hockey game against the Pittsburgh Penguins, Sunday, March 27, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

    New York Rangers' Eric Staal reacts after scoring his second goal during the second period of the NHL hockey game against the Pittsburgh Penguins, Sunday, March 27, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)  (The Associated Press)

  • Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury is scored on by New York Rangers' Eric Staal during the second period of the NHL hockey game, Sunday, March 27, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

    Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury is scored on by New York Rangers' Eric Staal during the second period of the NHL hockey game, Sunday, March 27, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)  (The Associated Press)

Sidney Crosby scored on a deflection at 4:30 of overtime and the surging Pittsburgh Penguins beat the New York Rangers 3-2 Sunday night in a potential first-round playoff preview.

Matt Cullen and Phil Kessel also scored for the Penguins, who have won eight of nine. Marc-Andre Fleury made 25 saves.

Eric Staal scored twice for New York, which had won three straight. Kevin Hayes and Jesper Fast assisted on both of Staal's goals. Henrik Lundqvist stopped 29 shots.

Derick Brassard was called for high-sticking with 1.4 seconds left in regulation to give Pittsburgh a power play in the extra period. But the Rangers killed it off before Kris Letang's wrist shot from the point ricocheted in off Crosby in front.