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January 28, 2013

Crosby, Malkin lead Pens past Senators

OTTAWA — Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and James Neal scored in the shootout to give the Pittsburgh Penguins a 2-1 victory against the Ottawa Senators on Sunday.

Neal also scored in regulation to help the Penguins snap a two-game skid.

Colin Greening scored a second-period goal for the Senators, and Jason Spezza and Kyle Turris beat Marc-Andre Fleury in the shootout.  But Milan Michalek was stopped with Ottawa’s first attempt.

Craig Anderson made 33 saves for the Senators, while Fleury stopped 31 shots.

The Senators had an opportunity to win in regulation when Erik Karlsson’s slap shot from the slot sailed just wide of Fleury with less than 40 seconds to play.

Jakob Silfverberg had a chance in overtime for the Senators, but after stealing the puck at his own blue-line from Chris Kunitz, he was tracked down on a breakaway by Ben Lovejoy before he was able to get a shot off.

Greening’s first goal of the season for the Senators at 13:44 of the second came after miscues from both teams. Spezza had the puck in the Penguins’ end and although his shot was stopped by Fleury, Greening was there for the rebound and he tucked it in from along the goal line.

Neal’s one-timer at 13:31 came after a cross-ice pass from Malkin, who has five assists this season.

Notes: Anderson has played 298 career games in the NHL and should play No. 300 at home against the Montreal Canadiens Wednesday. ... Malkin’s first-period assist tied him with Rick Kehoe for seventh place on the franchise’s all-time assist list with 324.

 

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