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On this date in Penguins history: An overtime goal against the Capitals to take a series lead in 2009

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Evgeni Malkin gave the Penguins a stranglehold on a series with the Capitals in 2009.

Pittsburgh Penguins vs Washington Capitals Photo by George Bridges/MCT/Tribune News Service via Getty Images

It was Game 5 back in 2009 between the Penguins and the Washington Capitals.

The Penguins had rallied back from a 2-0 series deficit and tied the series at 2 games apiece by holding serve in their home games.

Back to the Verizon Center for a pivotal Game 5.

The Penguins would be without the services of Sergei Gonchar after falling victim to a knee-on-knee hit from Alexander Ovechkin in Game 4.

Jordan Staal would kick off the scoring for the Penguins, but shortly after, Alexander Ovechkin would score his 9th goal of the playoffs coming right back for the Capitals.

Nicklas Backstrom would give the Capitals a lead during the second period.

Heading to the third period, the Penguins were trailing, and Ruslan Fedotenko quickly fixed that, tying things at 2-2.

Matt Cooke would give the Penguins a 3-2 lead, but Alexander Ovechkin wasn’t done yet.

His 10th goal of the playoffs would tie things up with just a few minutes left in regulation, and it was back to overtime.

3 minutes into the extra frame and the Penguins found themselves on a power play.

What felt like an inconsequential rush up the ice from Evgeni Malkin with a puck thrown towards the net and look at that, the Penguins have a 3-2 series lead.