Pittsburgh Skates Past Ottawa 2-1 - Recap
|Pittsburgh Skates Past Ottawa 2-1 - Recap|
Pittsburgh earned a 2-1 victory over Ottawa on Sunday, but needed a shootout to do it at Scotiabank Place.
The Penguins were a +100 underdog in the win. The combined score dipped UNDER the total, which closed at 5.5.
The win was clinched by Evgeni Malkin, who beat Craig Anderson in a shootout to gain the extra point in the standings for Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh got goals from James Neal in the victory. Neal opened the scoring at 13:31 of the first period.
Marc-Andre Fleury turned in a 31-save effort for the Penguins.
Colin Greening scored for the Senators, finding the net behind Marc-Andre Fleury.
Craig Anderson stopped 33 of 34 shots for the Senators, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
On the power play, Pittsburgh went 0-for-5, while the Senators were 0-for-2 with the man advantage.
Ottawa lost the shots on goal battle to Pittsburgh by a margin of 34-32.
Next game, Pittsburgh takes its act home to face New York looking for another win. For Ottawa, they head home to face Washington.