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VANCOUVER, British Columbia – 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.