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Associated Press
2/8/2007 10:11:50 PM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Sidney Crosby scored the only goal in a shootout to lift the Pittsburgh Penguins over Philadelphia 5-4 on Thursday night, extending the Flyers' franchise-worst, home-losing streak to 13 games.

Mike Knuble's second goal with 1:24 left in regulation forced overtime, and Simon Gagne had two power-play goals for Philadelphia, which has the fewest wins (13) and points (34) in the NHL. Flyers captain Peter Forsberg had three assists.

Held scoreless during regulation, Crosby, the league's scoring leader, beat Antero Niittymaki on the Penguins' third shot in the shootout. Marc-Andre Fleury then stopped Gagne to win it.

With Niittymaki pulled for an extra skater, Knuble redirected Alexei Zhitnik's slap shot in to tie the game 4-4.

Mark Recchi and Erik Christensen scored 30 seconds apart early in the third period, and Jordan Staal and Michel Ouellet also had goals for the Penguins, the NHL's most improved team this season. Pittsburgh has won 10 of 12 with two overtime losses.

The Flyers haven't won at home since beating former coach Ken Hitchcock in his debut with Columbus on Nov. 24, and have just three victories there in 25 games.<

Philadelphia fell to 0-6-1 against Pittsburgh this season. It was just the second time in 33 games the Penguins won when Crosby didn't have a point.

Niittymaki stopped Christensen on the first shot of the shootout, but Jeff Carter missed the net on his chance. Evgeni Malkin and Peter Forsberg traded shots off the post.

Fleury, who hasn't lost in regulation in 11 games since Jan. 9, had an assist on Ouellet's goal. He stoned Mike Richards on a short-handed breakaway in the final minute of the second period.

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