TALBOT'S GOAL GIVES PENGUINS CRUCIAL 3-2 WIN OVER SENATORS
OTTAWA - Max Talbot's goal in the waning seconds Thursday night gave the Penguins a wild 3-2 win over the Senators.
The move pushed the Penguins into a tie with the Senators for fourth place in the Eastern Conference. Both teams have 103 points.
Jason Spezza banged in his own rebound with 12:01 left in the first period for a power-play goal and a 1-0 Senators lead.
Michel Ouellet's wrister beat Ray Emery with 5:55 remaining in the period for a power-play goal. Brooks Orpik and Mark Recchi earned assists on the play.
Gary Roberts slammed in a rebound 55 seconds later for a 2-1 Penguins lead with another power-play goal. Sidney Crosby sent a pass to Josef Melichar at the point. His shot deflected off Emery and Roberts slammed it in the goal.
Dany Heatley tallied a power-play goal 4:11 into the game. Heatley swept in a Spezza pass on the two-man advantage for a 2-2 tie.
Talbot whipped in a rebound with 9.8 seconds left to give the Penguins a 3-2 lead. Ryan Whitney and Colby Armstrong earned assists on the play.
Marc-Andre Fleury made 34 saves to earn the win in goal.