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PITTSBURGH – Daniel Winnik, Steve Downie and Sidney Crosby scored in a 4-minute, 8-second stretch of the third period to rally the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 3-2 victory over the Arizona Coyotes on Saturday.
Crosby's 25th goal stood as the game-winner and he also had two assists to increase his league-leading scoring total to 78 points. Thomas Greiss stopped 22 shots against his former team to help the Penguins end a two-game skid overall, and a three-game winless stretch at home.
Pittsburgh welcomed Evgeni Malkin and Patric Hornqvist back to the lineup, but lost defenseman Kris Letang in the second period because of injury. The Penguins moved into a tie with the New York Islanders for second place in the crowded Metropolitan Division.
Tye McGinn scored his second and Tobias Rieder provided a late goal — his 13th — for the Coyotes, and Mike Smith made 43 saves.