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Pittsburgh gets 4-3 season opener win over Ottawa in Sweden

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STOCKHOLM, Sweden - Tyler Kennedy scored his second goal with 25 seconds left in overtime to lift the Pittsburgh Penguins past the Ottawa Senators 4-3 in the first NHL regular-season opener in Sweden on Saturday night.

Kennedy, who also scored the game's first goal 40 seconds into the first period in front of 13,699 at Stockholm's soldout Globe Arena, was selected as the player of the game.

Sidney Crosby, who finished last season as the first teenager in NHL history to win the scoring title, had an assist for Pittsburgh.

Ottawa captain Daniel Alfredsson was held pointless as he returned to his native Sweden for the first time with the Senators.

Marc-Andre Fleury made 32 saves for the Penguins. Martin Gerber made 26 saves for the Senators.

The teams will meet again on Sunday.

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