Stéphane Da Costa scored the only goal for the Ottawa Senators in a losing cause 2-1 in overtime against the mighty Pittsburgh Penguins, Monday night.
Da Costa scored his third goal of the season, opening the score for the visitors.
With 14:05 played in the first period, the Frenchman picked up a loose puck left behind by Cory Conacher deep in the offensive zone before shooting it top shelf in a limited angle. Erik Condra also got an assist on the play.
Pittsburgh tied the game up two minutes later in the first period. With a man advantage, Brian Gibbons scored the tying goal by deflecting Olli Maata’s shot from the blue line. This was Gibbons’ thirs goal of the season.
Erik Karlsson without a doubt got the best scoring opportunity in the third period. The Swedish got robbed with a nice glove save by Marc-André Fleury, who made 24 saves last night.
James Neal rewarded his goalie by scoring his 18th of the season with a 1:55 in overtime to win the game.
Even though Sens lost, Craig Anderson played an excellent game. He had a busy night with the 48 shots he faced.
The Senators have now lost their last two games. Saturday night, Paul MacLean’s troops lost a tough one in Toronto by the score of 6-3. If Sens want to keep a close eye on a playoff spot, they can’t afford to have losing streaks, they will have to rebound tonight.
They will try to end their road trip on a positive note tonight as they will be in St-Louis to face the Blues.
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