Final OT

Series (Game 2 of 8)

Philadelphia leads 6-2

Game 1: Friday, October 14th
Game 2: Wednesday, November 16th
Game 3: Saturday, November 19th
Game 4: Friday, December 23rd
Game 5: Saturday, January 21st
Game 6: Monday, January 23rd
Game 7: Sunday, March 12th
Game 8: Tuesday, April 11th

Penguins 3

(6-8-6, 18 pts)

Flyers 2

(11-4-2, 24 pts)

7:00 PM ET, November 16, 2005

Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1 2 3 OT T
PIT 0 0 2 13
PHI 0 0 2 02

S. Crosby (Penguins - C): Goals: 2, Assists: 1

P. Forsberg (Flyers - C): Goals: 0, Assists: 2

J. Pitkanen (Flyers - D): Goals: 2, Assists: 0

Crosby's second tally is game-winner in overtime

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Sidney Crosby scored his second goal of the game on a breakaway with 46.7 seconds left in overtime, leading the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 3-2 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Wednesday night.

Ryan Malone had a goal, and Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 45 shots, helping the Penguins improve to 6-3-2 since going winless in their first nine games.

Joni Pitkanen scored two power-play goals for Philadelphia, which had won nine straight at home.

Crosby took a long, breakout pass from Malone near center ice, skated in alone and beat Antero Niittymaki to win it.

Fleury stopped two point-blank shots by Mike Knuble and Mike Rathje in overtime. He started because a puck hit Jocelyn Thibault in the throat in warmups. Thibault's injury didn't appear serious.

Pitkanen scored his goals 1:34 apart to tie it after the Penguins had scored twice in a 56-second span early in the third.

Pitkanen took a crisp pass from NHL assists-leader Peter Forsberg and one-timed a shot just inside the post to tie it 2-2 at 6:44 of the third.

He slipped a shot between Fleury's legs to cut the deficit to 2-1.

Malone gave the Penguins a 1-0 lead with a power-play goal 2:03 into the third. He got a pass from Crosby and slapped a shot past Niittymaki. Crosby stuffed one in during a scramble in front of the net to make it 2-0.

The Penguins played without owner-captain Mario Lemieux, who had a stomach virus and didn't make the trip.

Niittymaki, making just his fifth start this season, stoned Erik Christensen on consecutive shots midway through the second during a Penguins' power-play. He made another excellent save on a short-handed breakaway by Matt Murley late in the second, and kept it tied at 2 with an outstanding stick save on a shot by John LeClair in the third.

Game notes

RW Turner Stevenson, who had hip surgery on Oct. 18, returned for the Flyers. He had been expected to miss up to 12 weeks. ... C Keith Primeau and D Eric Desjardins remained sidelined for Philadelphia with concussions. ... The Penguins won for just the second time in their last nine games at the Wachovia Center and are 18-81-8 in Philadelphia overall. ... Penguins D Sergei Gonchar sat out his second straight game with a strained groin. ... Pittsburgh has allowed an NHL-worst 83 goals this season.

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