Pittsburgh 2, Ottawa 1

Monday, February 3, 2014 7:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Ottawa 24-21-5-6 12-11-2-3 12-10-3-3 L2
Pittsburgh 39-15-2-0 23-4-0-0 16-11-2-0 W1

Recap



Penguins 2, Senators 1 (OT): James Neal scored 1:55 into overtime as Pittsburgh recorded its 16th victory in its last 17 home outings.

Marc-Andre Fleury preserved a 1-1 tie midway through the third period with a brilliant glove save while falling to the ice on Ottawa defenseman Erik Karlsson, who dropped to his knees in disbelief. Neal ended the contest after settling a loose puck in the slot before patiently skating into the right circle before wiring a shot past Craig Anderson (46 saves).

Brian Gibbons netted a power-play goal and Fleury turned aside 24 shots to register his NHL-best 30th victory for the Penguins, who avenged a 5-0 loss to Ottawa on Dec. 23. 

Stephane Da Costa scored his third goal in three games for the Senators, who have dropped six of their last nine contests (3-3-3).

Da Costa opened the scoring 14:05 into the first period after skating into the left circle and wristing a shot over the right shoulder of Fleury. Gibbons answered 2:18 later after deflecting rookie defenseman Olli Maatta's blast from the point past Anderson.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Pittsburgh D Kris Letang missed his third consecutive game with an undisclosed illness. ... The Penguins went 1-for-3 on the power play after going 0-for-7 with the man advantage in the team's previous meeting with the Senators. ... Ottawa has scored first in eight of its last 12 games against Pittsburgh. ... Penguins LW Taylor Pyatt suffered a lower-body injury while attempting to deliver a hit on his first shift in the opening period. He did not return.

Top Game Performances

Ottawa   Pittsburgh
Stephane Da Costa 1 Points Brian Gibbons 1
Stephane Da Costa 1 Goals Brian Gibbons 1
Cory Conacher 1 Assists Robert Bortuzzo 1
N/A Power Play Goals Brian Gibbons 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Craig Anderson .958 Save Percentage Marc-Andre Fleury .960
Craig Anderson 46 Saves Marc-Andre Fleury 24

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Ottawa 25 1 0-2 2-3 15 30
Pittsburgh 48 2 1-3 2-2 13 30

Upcoming Games

  • Pittsburgh will play its next game on the road against Buffalo. The Penguins have a W/L % of .692 after a win and .706 after a loss.
  • Ottawa will play its next game on the road against St. Louis. The Senators have a W/L % of .333 after a win and .500 after a loss.