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NHL playoffs: Malkin, Fleury carry Pens

MONTREAL (AP) -- Evgeni Malkin scored a power-play goal 1:16 into the third period and Marc-Andre Fleury made 18 saves for his fourth NHL playoff shutout, lifting the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 2-0 win over the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday night and a 2-1 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinal series.

Malkin took Sergei Gonchar's pass and fired a one-timer from the right side past Jaroslav Halak to give the Penguins a 1-0 edge. Alex Goligoski also assisted on Malkin's fifth goal of the playoffs, but first since Game 4 of the Penguins' first-round win against Ottawa.

Pascal Dupuis scored into an empty net with 15 seconds remaining to seal the victory.

Sharks 4, Red Wings 3

DETROIT -- Patrick Marleau scored 7:07 into overtime, lifting the San Jose Sharks to a 4-3 comeback win over the Detroit Red Wings and a 3-0 lead in the second-round series.

The Red Wings led 3-1 with 13 minutes left in regulation.

Game 4 is Thursday night in Detroit, where the Red Wings will try to stay alive. The two-time defending Western Conference champions haven't been swept since the first round in 2003 by Anaheim.

Joe Thornton scored 6:42 into the third to pull San Jose within a goal and Logan Couture tied it with 6:43 left.

Tomas Holmstrom and Dan Cleary gave Detroit a 2-0 lead in the first. San Jose's Devin Setoguchi scored with 4 seconds left in the period, but Henrik Zetterberg restored Detroit's two-goal lead early in the second.

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