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Penguins beat Capitals 4-3 in overtime, take 3-2 series lead

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WASHINGTON - The Pittsburgh Penguins overcame a third-period deficit, survived Alex Ovechkin's tying goal late in regulation, then won on Evgeni Malkin's score 3:28 into overtime Saturday night for a 4-3 victory in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference semifinals.

Jordan Staal added a second-period goal, and Marc-Andre Fleury made 28 saves for the Penguins, who have won three straight after dropping the first two games of the series. Since 1991, Washington has lost five series in which it blew a lead against Pittsburgh, including 2-0 advantages in 1992 and 1996.

It was the first win for the road team in this series. Game 6 is Monday night in Pittsburgh.

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