Evgeni Malkin scored 1:03 into overtime and Sidney Crosby scored twice to lead the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 4-3 win against the St. Louis Blues at Consol Energy Center on Wednesday.
St. Louis (14-6-3) has lost five of its past eight games since beginning the season 11-3-1.
Crosby, who tied his season-high with nine shots, gave Pittsburgh a 2-1 lead by scoring two goals for the first time in 47 regular-season games.
Crosby erased a 1-0 deficit with 3:41 remaining in the first. After Penguins forward Pascal Dupuis forced Blues defenseman Carl Gunnarsson to turn the puck over in his own zone, it trickled to Crosby between the faceoff circles, where he beat Allen with a slap shot.
Blues forward Robby Fabbri scored a third-period goal for the second consecutive game. Fabbri’s wrist shot from the top of the far circle tied the game 2-2 at 1:12.
The Blues played their ninth game in 16 days and managed to come back from a third-period deficit for the second time in as many games. St. Louis scored two third-period goals on its way to a 2-1 win against the Buffalo Sabres on Monday.