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Senators 2 – Penguins 1 OT: Penguins collapse in final minute of regulation, lose in double OT

OTTAWA 2 – PITTSBURGH 1 (2 OT)
Colin Greening (3) scored 7:37 into double overtime as the Ottawa Senators came from behind to beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 2-1 (2 OT) on Sunday night.
Pittsburgh leads series, 2-1.
On the overtime winner, Greening buried an Andre Benoit rebound, getting good position on Penguins defenseman Mark Eaton in front and putting it past Tomas Vokoun for the goal..
Daniel Alfredsson (3) also scored in the win and goaltender Craig Anderson was excellent in goal making 49 saves on 50 shots.
In the most evenly matched game of the series, the Senators got a crucial win in what really was a must win for them, but this game is going to be remembered about the Penguins collapsing in the final minute of regulation.
Clinging to a 1-0 lead and on the power play after Erik Karlsson was called for slashing with a 1:27 left in the third period, the Penguins looked to be on their way of taking a commanding 3-0 series lead, but gave up a shorthanded goal with 29 seconds left in the game as the Penguins got caught watching the puck and Evgeni Malkin sitting back in the defensive zone, never picked up Daniel Alfredsson going to net who buried one tying the game at 1-1.
It was an inexcusable goal to give up in the situation and we now have a series.
The Penguins went 0-for-6 on the power play in the loss and failed to convert a power play opportunity in the second overtime.
Tomas Vokoun made 46 saves, suffering his first loss of the post-season. Tyler Kennedy (2) scored for the Penguins in the loss.
Game 4 is Wednesday night.

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