PENGUINS RALLY FOR WILD 5-4 OVERTIME SHOOTOUT WIN IN OTTAWA
Sidney Crosby's overtime shootout goal Tuesday night gave the Penguins a wild 5-4 victory over the Ottawa Senators.
Jocelyn Thibault turned aside Dany Heatley and Antoine Vermette, while Dean McAmmond scored. Ray Emery stopped Evgeni Malkin, while Christensen and Crosby scored to give the Penguins the win.
It was the Penguins' seventh-straight overtime shootout win this season, raising their record to 8-5 in the event.
The Penguins used a furious comeback to tie the game at 4-all and took the Senators to overtime.
Colby Armstrong got the Penguins on the scoreboard 5:56 into the contest. From behind the Senators' net, his shot banked off Emery's leg pad and into the goal. Ryan Malone and Rob Scuderi earned the assists.
Mike Fisher punched in a rebound with 10:33 left for a power-play goal to tie the game at 1-all.
Christoph Schubert slid a rebound past Marc-Andre Fleury with 8:38 to play in the period for a 2-1 advantage.
Chris Kelly tallied a short-handed goal with 1:22 left in the period for a 3-1 Ottawa lead.
Heatley found the back of the net 4:32 into the second period as his shot trickled through Thibault, who replaced Fleury to start the period.
The Penguins scored three goals in a 2:48 span to knot the game at 4-all in the third.
Jordan Staal scored a short-handed goal with 10:38 left in the game. He stripped the puck off a Senators forward, split two Ottawa players and wristed a shot past Emery. It's his seventh short-handed goal of the year, which sets an NHL rookie record.
Gary Roberts found the back of the net with 8:58 remaining in the contest. Erik Christensen picked up a loose puck and fired a pass across the slot to Roberts, who rifled it into the net.
Malone found the back of the net 1:08 later on Malone's goal. Georges Laraque fed a pass to Staal. He carried it into the Ottawa zone and fed a pass to Malone along the left win. He wristed the shot into the net to knot the game at 4-all.