PITTSBURGH -- Sidney Crosby scored with 1:16 remaining to give the Pittsburgh Penguins a 4-3 victory over the New York Islanders on Friday night.
Crosby's 12th goal of the season was also the 250th of his career, and the Penguins' captain also had an assist. Chris Kunitz had two goals and an assist, Evgeni Malkin had a goal and two assists, and James Neal added two assists. Malkin's goal ending his career-high 15-game scoring drought.
Jeff Zatkoff, playing for the first time since Nov. 2, stopped 32 shots in his fourth NHL start.
Thomas Vanek scored twice for the Islanders in his first game after missing five with an upper-body injury. Vanek has three goals and two assists with New York since being acquired from Buffalo in October, and seven goals and seven assists in 20 games overall this season. Colin McDonald also got his second of the season for the Islanders.
CANADIENS 3, CAPITALS 2: In Washington, David Desharnais scored his long-awaited first goal of the season, and Montreal took an early three-goal lead and survived two goals from Alex Ovechkin.
AVALANCHE: In Denver, prosecutors filed a misdemeanor assault charge Friday against Colorado goalie Semyon Varlamov after his girlfriend said he attacked her last month.
Varlamov, 25, faces one count of third-degree assault. His attorney, Saskia Jordan of Denver, did not immediately return a call for comment Friday.