Sutter took a pass from Simon Despres on a rush, stepped around Max Pacioretty, and beat goalie Carey Price with a high shot to help Pittsburgh end a two-game skid and avoid being swept on a three-game road trip.
The Canadiens failed to get a win for coach Michel Therrien in his first game against the Penguins since he was fired as their coach in 2009.
Montreal outshot Pittsburgh 39-26 in a wide-open game with shaky goaltending at both ends.
BRUINS 3, LIGHTNING 2
BOSTON -- Brad Marchand scored a tiebreaking goal on the power play with 2:16 left in the third period, completing Boston's comeback from a two-goal deficit against Tampa Bay and extending the Bruins' winning streak to six straight.
Marchand 11th goal of the season came late in a double high-sticking penalty to Brendan Mikkelson. It was the second power-play goal of the game for the Bruins, who hadn't scored at home with a man advantage entering the game.
Tyler Seguin also scored on the power play for the Bruins 3:22 into the second period, pulling Boston within 2-1. Rich Peverley tied it 1:17 later. Patrice Bergeron and Marchand broke free for a 2-on-1 late in the third for the tiebreaking goal.
Steven Stamkos and Alexander Killorn scored for Tampa Bay, both on power plays in the first period.
FLYERS 2, SENATORS 1
The win gave the Flyers a .500 record for the first time this season, at 11-11-1. Philadelphia has won five of its last seven games.
Marc Methot scored for the Senators, who lost in regulation for the first time since Feb. 16.
SABRES 4, DEVILS 3, SO
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Jason Pominville scored twice in regulation and added a shootout goal, and Buffalo extended its winning streak to three games by beating New Jersey.
The three-game win streak is Buffalo's longest since the team won five straight from March 19-27 last season.
CAPITALS 3, JETS 0
Matt Hendricks and Todd Brouwer, with his team-leading ninth goal of the season, also scored for Washington.
It was Holtby's third shutout of the season.
Winnipeg's Ondrej Pavelec made 18 saves for the Jets, who had a three-game winning streak ended.
HURRICANES 6, PANTHERS 2
Carolina moved into sole possession of first place in the Southeast Division with its first win over a division opponent. The Hurricanes had been 0-5 against Southeast foes and 10-3-1 against the rest of the Eastern Conference.
Cam Ward made 22 saves for the Hurricanes, who won their second straight at home. Carolina had lost six of seven against the Panthers.
Filip Kuba and Shawn Matthias scored for the Panthers, who have only two wins in 11 games. Florida goalie Jose Theodore left the game 2:22 into the first period after he appeared to injure his right leg. Scott Clemmensen replaced him and made 27 saves.
COYOTES 5, DUCKS 4, SO
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Steve Sullivan scored the tying goal with 6:28 remaining in regulation and then netted the lone goal in the shootout to lift Phoenix over Anaheim.
Lauri Korpikoski scored twice, Matthew Lombardi added a goal, and Mike Smith stopped 31 shots through overtime and then all three shootout attempts for the Coyotes, who won for the second time in three games.
The teams were playing the first of three consecutive games against each other.
Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press
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