ARMSTRONG'S GOAL GIVES PENGUINS DRAMATIC OVERTIME WIN
ATLANTA – Colby Armstrong’s goal gave the Penguins a dramatic 4-3 overtime win in Atlanta on Saturday.
Armstrong swatted in Evgeni Malkin’s rebound with 1:09 remaining in overtime to give the Penguins the victory.
Sidney Crosby rifled a shot past Kari Lehtonen to give the Penguins a 1-0 lead 5:36 into the first period. Skating with the puck toward the net from the far face-off circle, Crosby ripped the puck through traffic and into the net for a power-play goal. Sergei Gonchar and Micki DuPont both had assists.
Shane Hnidy tied the game with 1:24 left in the period when he slipped a short-handed goal past Marc-Andre Fleury.
Malkin fired a power-play goal past Lehtonen 8:50 into the second period. Malkin one-timed Crosby’s pass in the slot for a 2-1 Penguins lead. Gonchar added the other assist.
Marian Hossa wristed a shot past Fleury 16 seconds into the third period for a power-play goal.
Ryan Whitney slipped a puck past Lehtonen 7:22 into the period. From behind the net, Malkin’s backhanded pass found Whitney alone in the slot and he one-timed it into the goal. Erik Christensen added the other assist.
Niko Kapanen chipped a puck past Fleury to tie the game at 3-all with 4:58 left in regulation.