Sign in with your NHL account:
  • Submit
  • Or
  • Sign in with Google
The Official Web Site of the Pittsburgh Penguins
Pittsburgh
Penguins
51-25-6
Ottawa
Senators
41-31-10

36 SOG
24 SOG
1st2nd3rdT
PIT
OTT
  • Preview
  • Watch
  • Ice Tracker
  • Boxscore
  • Recap
  • photos (28)
game recap

Senators 6, Penguins 4

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:46 AM

Associated Press

Share with your Friends


Senators 6, Penguins 4
Pittsburgh Penguins 4, Ottawa Senators 6
Three Stars of the Game
Jason Spezza
1st
Jason Spezza
G: 2Shots: 2
A: 2Hits: 0
PTS: 4PIM: 0
+/-: 4TOI: 20:30
Daniel Alfredsson
2nd
G: 1Shots: 4
A: 2Hits: 1
PTS: 3PIM: 2
+/-: 4TOI: 19:49
Jared Cowen
3rd
Jared Cowen
G: 1Shots: 2
A: 3Hits: 2
PTS: 4PIM: 0
+/-: 4TOI: 28:11

OTTAWA (AP) - The Ottawa Senators were in the right frame of mind as they headed to the dressing room after a big second period.

Jason Spezza had two goals and two assists, and Jared Cowen also had four points to lead Ottawa to a 6-4 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Friday night.

Daniel Alfredsson scored his 398th NHL goal and added two assists, and Erik Karlsson also had three points.

Colin Greening scored 25 seconds into the second, and Zenon Konopka netted the Senators' fifth goal of the period with 5.7 seconds left, increasing Ottawa's lead to 5-3 just 4 seconds into a power play.

"We got a big goal from Z on a play right at the end of the period, then we come in feeling good about ourselves," Spezza said. "It was good to have that break to talk about how we wanted to play against these guys with the lead."

Karlsson recorded his 100th point with his third assist of the period on Konopka's goal.

Pittsburgh's Steve Sullivan had a goal and two assists as the teams combined for eight goals in the middle period after a scoreless first. Matt Niskanen and Evgeni Malkin scored power-play goals 1:07 apart to draw the Penguins even at 3.

Chris Kunitz scored with 1:02 left in the third.

Penguins captain Sidney Crosby missed his fourth straight game because of a recurrence of concussion-like symptoms. He is out indefinitely, and the Penguins are 1-3 since he was sidelined again.

"Typically, we're a lot better defensively than that," Penguins forward Craig Adams said. "Whether it's defensive zone coverage or plays up the ice and getting caught on rushes and things like that, certainly our details away from the puck weren't very good."

Alex Auld stopped 32 shots for Ottawa in a matchup of backup goalies.

Pittsburgh's Brent Johnson made 14 saves through the first two periods and then was replaced by Marc-Andre Fleury, who allowed Spezza's second goal of the game 12:23 into the third. Fleury finished with four saves.

Cowen scored the seventh goal of the second, 13:20 into the period, to put Ottawa up 4-3.

"We did a lot of good things offensively," Alfredsson said. "They scored two quick power-play goals on two chances there which were questionable calls. That was tough, but we got a fourth one right after - and that's huge - to get our momentum back."

Konopka made it a two-goal lead with his third goal, scoring off the faceoff after Alexandre Picard's high-sticking penalty with 10 seconds left.

Sullivan drew Pittsburgh even at 1 with his sixth goal at 1:35.

Spezza scored his 11th to give Ottawa a 2-1 lead as the teams combined for three goals in the first 2:04.

Alfredsson made it 3-1 at 6:45 when he scored for the second game in a row.

The Penguins needed a total of 15 seconds of power-play time to get even.

Niskanen made it 3-2 at 11:07 with a slap shot past Auld from the left point 7 seconds after Chris Neil was called for hooking.

Malkin needed 8 seconds after Alfredsson was sent off for high-sticking to convert the Penguins' next opportunity with the man advantage at 12:14.

NOTES: Johnson took Karlsson's slap shot off his mask 20 seconds into the game. ... Senators LW Milan Michalek missed his second game because of a concussion.

scoring summary
1st Period
NONE
2nd Period
00:25
OTT
Colin Greening (8) ASST: Jason Spezza (23), Jared Cowen (4)
1 - 0 OTT
01:35
PIT
Steve Sullivan (6) ASST: Arron Asham (8), Joe Vitale (6)
1 - 1 Tie
02:04
OTT
Jason Spezza (11) ASST: Daniel Alfredsson (11), Erik Karlsson (25)
2 - 1 OTT
06:45
OTT
Daniel Alfredsson (9) ASST: Jason Spezza (24), Brian Lee (4)
3 - 1 OTT
11:07
PIT
PPG - Matt Niskanen (2) ASST: Steve Sullivan (10), Chris Kunitz (9)
3 - 2 OTT
12:14
PIT
PPG - Evgeni Malkin (12) ASST: Steve Sullivan (11), James Neal (13)
3 - 3 Tie
13:20
OTT
Jared Cowen (4) ASST: Nick Foligno (10), Erik Karlsson (26)
4 - 3 OTT
19:54
OTT
PPG - Zenon Konopka (3) ASST: Erik Karlsson (27), Jared Cowen (5)
5 - 3 OTT
3rd Period
12:23
OTT
Jason Spezza (12) ASST: Daniel Alfredsson (12), Jared Cowen (6)
6 - 3 OTT
18:58
PIT
Chris Kunitz (10) ASST: Simon Despres (2), Evgeni Malkin (19)
6 - 4 OTT
penalty summary
1st Period
04:27
PIT
Matt Niskanen  Tripping against  Kaspars Daugavins
10:27
PIT
Arron Asham  Roughing against  Chris Neil
10:27
OTT
Chris Neil  Roughing against  Arron Asham
2nd Period
07:20
OTT
Kaspars Daugavins  Interference on goalkeeper against  Brent Johnson
11:00
OTT
Chris Neil  Hooking against  Craig Adams
12:06
OTT
Daniel Alfredsson  Hi-sticking against  Arron Asham
14:05
OTT
Matt Carkner  Tripping against  James Neal
16:09
PIT
Pascal Dupuis  Holding the stick against  Chris Phillips
19:50
PIT
Alexandre Picard  Hi-sticking against  Zack Smith
3rd Period
12:55
PIT
James Neal  Interference on goalkeeper against  Alex Auld
14:52
PIT
Simon Despres  Kneeing against  Nick Foligno
goalie stats
Brent Johnson
SA: 19TOI: 39:55
Saves: 14EV: 9 - 13
PIM: 0PP: 5 - 6
SV%: .737SH: 0 - 0
Marc-Andre Fleury
SA: 5TOI: 19:23
Saves: 4EV: 1 - 2
PIM: 0PP: 3 - 3
SV%: .800SH: 0 - 0
Alex Auld
Alex Auld
1-3-2
SA: 36TOI: 60:00
Saves: 32EV: 28 - 30
PIM: 0PP: 3 - 5
SV%: .889SH: 1 - 1