The Pittsburgh Penguins and Ottawa Senators were in a scoreless tie of their game three match-up for almost two full periods of play. With 1:07 left to play in the second period, Penguins forward Tyler Kennedy buried the puck in to the back of the net past Senators goaltender Craig Anderson. This came after a Senators turnover and an assist from Matt Cooke. 1-0, Penguins.
The Penguins kept this lead throughout the remainder of the second period and through 19 minutes of the third period. Of course the Senators would tie the game, right? It just has to happen, right? With 1:10 to go on a power play late in the third period, Senators forward Daniel Alfredsson tied the game with a shorthanded marker. This was with 28.6 remaining and on a delayed penalty situation, though their extra skater (who made it five on five) was just getting into the play when the Senators captain lit the lamp.
After 19:30 of game play, this was a terrible blow for the Penguins. Overtime could bring a lot of drama, but this was probably the best case scenario given the time that the goal was scored. However, Sidney Crosby did have an opportunity with less than 10 seconds remaining in the third period. Anderson with the save. Bring on overtime. Read more →