Mario Lemieux tied an NHL record with four third-period goals in front of his home town fans as the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Montreal Canadiens 5-2 Sunday.
Lemieux shares the record with 10 others for most goals in one period. The last to do it was Washington's Peter Bondra against Tampa Bay Feb. 5, 1994.It was Lemieux's 39th career three-plus goal game, tying Mike Bossy on the NHL's all-time list. Wayne Gretzky is the only player ahead of them.
The victory was the Penguins' first in 14 games at Montreal, dating back to Oct. 29, 1988.
Lemieux is the league's leading scorer with 84 points, including 34 goals. His first goal of the game broke a 1-1 tie at 4:25 of the third. He made it 3-1 five minutes later.
Jason Woolley scored Pittsburgh's other goal on a power play. David Wilkie and Sebastien Bordeleau scored for Montreal.
Oilers 3, Capitals 1
LANDOVER, Md. - Dan McGillis' second goal of the game broke a third-period tie and Edmonton beat Washington 3-1, the Oilers' first victory over the Capitals since 1992.
McGillis' decisive goal came at 4:53 of the final period on a centering pass from Mariusz Czerkawski.
Curtis Joseph made 40 saves for the Oilers.
Peter Bondra scored for the Capitals, who have lost three straight.
Todd Marchant, who missed a first-period penalty shot, also scored for the Oilers, who were outshot 41-25.
Washington entered the game with an 11-1-1 record in its last 13 games against Edmonton, including a 4-0-1 mark at USAir Arena. The Oilers had not beaten the Capitals since Oct. 31, 1992.