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by Staff Writer / Pittsburgh Penguins

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.


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