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PENGUINS STORM BACK TO BEAT SENATORS IN GAME 2, 4-3

by Staff Writer / Pittsburgh Penguins

OTTAWA - The Penguins came from behind Saturday to beat the Senators, 4-3, Saturday in Game 2 of their Stanley Cup playoff series.

Ryan Whitney scored 3:01 into the contest. He blistered a slap-shot from the slot that deflected off Chris Phillips' skate and into the net for a power-play goal. Sidney Crosby and Sergei Gonchar had assists.

Jason Spezza backhanded a shot past Marc-Andre Fleury with 11:32 left in the second period to knot the game at 1-all.

Daniel Alfredsson's power-play goal gave the Senators a 2-1 lead with 3:16 left in the frame.

Gary Roberts punched in a rebound 2:04 into the third period for a power-play goal. Evgeni Malkin sent a pass to Gonchar at the blue line. He fired a shot in on Emery. It deflected to the slot and Roberts slammed it in the goal.

Chris Kelly wristed a shot past a screened Fleury with 13:42 remaining to give Ottawa a 3-2 lead.

Jordan Staal one-timed a shot past Emery with 10:26 to go. Behind the net, Michel Ouellet fired a pass to Staal in the slot and he fired it past Emery and into the net. Roberts added an assist.

Crosby tapped in Mark Recchi's cross-ice pass for a 4-3 Penguins lead just 2:10 later. Malkin carried the puck into the zone on the far wing and sent a pass over to Recchi along the near boards. Recchi blistered a pass to Crosby along the far post and he redirected it in off the shaft of his stick.

Fleury earned the win as he stopped 34 of 37 shots.

The two teams meet for Game 3 on Sunday at 6 p.m. in Pittsburgh.

 

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