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Fleury's big save and Neal's OT winner push Pens past Sens

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The Pittsburgh Penguins fought back to a 2-1 overtime win over the visiting Ottawa Senators, thanks to a big glove save from Marc-Andre Fleury and a game winning goal from James Neal.

Justin K. Aller

The Pittsburgh Penguins fought back to a 2-1 overtime win over the visiting Ottawa Senators, thanks to a big glove save from Marc-Andre Fleury and a game winning goal from James Neal.

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That really could be the whole recap of the Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Ottawa Senators game, but we'll add a little more. Your thoughts, Erik Karlsson?

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In a good all-around effort and tight checking game, the Pens and Sens kept clawing and obstructing each other all the way until over time, a game decided by James Neal 's goal.

Stephane De Costa of Ottawa opened the scoring in the first period when he took the puck and snuck in on the Penguins defense and picked a high short-side corner on Marc-Andre Fleury for the game's opening goal. The Pens would soon answer on the powerplay when Brian Gibbons deflected a shot by Olli Maatta past Craig Anderson.

Then, no more scoring until overtime as the two teams tightly checked one another. The Pens had the majority of the shots in the game (48-25) but were largely kept to the perimeter by the Ottawa defense, resulting in many simple saves for Anderson.

Until the end anyways, when Evgeni Malkin had the puck in the zone and found a streaking Robert Bortuzzo. Bort's shot kicked out right to Neal, who showed some great patience to wait and bury the winner.

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Game over. Go Pens.