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Comrie settles shootout in Sens' win over Pens

PITTSBURGH (Ticker) -- Mike Comrie scored the deciding goal in

the shootout and the Ottawa Senators beat the Pittsburgh

Penguins, 4-3, on Saturday for their fifth win in six games.

Comrie skated slowly down the right side of the slot, faked to

his backhand, hesitated while pulling the puck back and slid a

forehand shot that hit goalie Marc-Andre Fleury's right pad and

trickled in off the left post.

The third successful shot ended the tiebreaker on the 10th


Chris Campoli, Nick Foligno and Chris Phillips scored in

regulation for Ottawa, which trailed, 3-1, with eight minutes

left but improved to 11-6-3 under interim coach Cory Clouston.

Eric Godard, Sidney Crosby and Tyler Kennedy scored for

Pittsburgh, which has lost two straight shootouts after a

seven-game winning streak. The Penguins have gone to a shootout

in a franchise-record four straight games.

Daniel Alfredsson beat Fleury on the first shootout try by

swooping in from the right wing and flipping a backhander under

the crossbar. Crosby sent the shootout into extra rounds by

scoring between Brian Elliott's pads.

Elliott stopped Kris Letang, Petr Sykora and Evgeni Malkin

during the shootout, and Chris Kunitz's shot sailed over the

net. Elliott has won his past five decisions.

Pittsburgh, 9-1-3 under interim coach Dan Bylsma, appeared in

control while leading by two goals in the third. The Penguins

had been 19-3-4 when leading after two periods.

Foligno made it 3-2 with eight minutes left in regulation, when

he flipped a wrist shot from the far side of the left circle

that beat Fleury high on the stick side.

Phillips tied it 1:54 later, when he went to the net and slammed

home the rebound of Dany Heatley's shot. It was the

defenseman's sixth of the season.

Ottawa controlled the final minutes of regulation and overtime,

when a power play helped the Senators build an 11-1 shot


Godard, primarily a fighter, has played sparingly since the

trade deadline earlier this month. He scored his second of the

season and first since December 13 6:05 into the game.

Campoli tied it 2:31 later with a wrister from the point that

found its way through traffic.

Crosby gave the Penguins a 2-1 lead with his 27th at 5:56 of the

second off a pretty setup by defenseman Mark Eaton.

Crosby has at least one point in nine straight games - including

all five since he came back from a groin injury that caused him

to miss four. He has six goals in seven games.

Kennedy completed a 2-on-1 with Matt Cooke late in the second

for his 12th of the season and third since January 31.


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