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Karlsson notches in OT for Penguins 4-3 win vs. Canucks
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Erik scored the winning goal in the overtime for Pittsburgh.

Erik Karlsson notched the winning goal at 1:42 of OT to lead the Pittsburgh Penguins to their 3rd straight triumph, 4-3, against the Vancouver Canucks at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, BC.

Rickard Rakell scored twice, and Lars Eller notched the other goal for the Penguins’ victory. Tristan Jarry stopped 32 shots between regular time and the OT.

Pittsburgh manager Mike Sullivan praised his group’s resiliency.

“We allowed a couple of goals, but we didn’t give up, just kept playing our game, and I believe we’re capable of coming back in matches, and tonight was evidence vs. a very elite opponent,” the Penguins head coach shared.

“I really loved the match tonight.”

With the point, Canucks remain on top at the overall NHL standings with 83 points, but manager Rick Tocchet didn’t like that his team lost.

“We’re still at the top, but we need some individuals to play better; some guys are just OK. It’s been OK in the past few matches, but you must contribute,” the Vancouver boss admitted.

J.T. Miller notched and assisted, Nils Hoglander and Brock Boeser notched for the Canadian NHL franchise, with Tyler Myers adding an assist. Thatcher Demko made 36 saves.

Pittsburgh will travel to face Kraken on Thursday, while Vancouver will welcome the Kings on the same night.