Chris Kunitz recorded the third hat trick of his career as the Pittsburgh Penguins took a 6-3 victory over the Washington Capitals on Sunday. Matt Cooke and Kris Letang each had a goal and an assist while Sidney Crosby added three assists for the Penguins, who have scored 14 goals in winning their last three games. Tomas Vokoun made 21 saves in the win. Mike Ribeiro had a goal and an assist for the Capitals, who were coming off a 3-2 win over Philadelphia on Friday night. Mike Green and John Carlson also scored, while Braden Holtby gave up all six goals on 26 shots.
Final Score: Montreal 2, Ottawa 1
Montreal, QC (Sports Network) - Carey Price made 32 saves to help the Montreal Canadiens take a 2-1 win over the Ottawa Senators on Sunday. David Desharnais and Erik Cole each had a goal for the Canadiens, who have won six of their last seven games. Montreal forward Max Pacioretty returned to the game just eight days after undergoing an emergency appendectomy that was supposed to have sideline him for 3-to-4 weeks. Jakob Silfverberg scored the lone goal while Craig Anderson stopped 30 shots for the Senators, who have dropped four of their past six games.
Final Score: Florida 4, Buffalo 3
Buffalo, NY (Sports Network) - Brian Campbell scored the deciding goal in the third period to lift the Florida Panthers over the Buffalo Sabres, 4-3, at First Niagara Center. Shawn Matthias, George Parros and Peter Mueller also scored for the Panthers, who have won two straight. Jose Theodore stopped 17 shots in the victory. Thomas Vanek and Cody Hodgson each had a goal and two assists, while Alexander Sulzer also lit the lamp and Ryan Miller made 29 saves for Buffalo, which dropped its second straight game and sixth of its last seven overall.
Final Score: New Jersey 3, NY Islanders 0
Uniondale, NY (Sports Network) - Steve Bernier scored a power-play goal with 3:54 to play to help the New Jersey Devils take a 3-0 win over the New York Islanders. Johan Hedberg posted 22 saves for his first shutout of the season and 22nd of his career while Bernier added another goal in the third period to help the Devils snap a four-game losing streak. Evgeni Nabokov stopped 24 shots for the Islanders, who had won their previous two coming in.