The Pittsburgh Penguins twice rallied from one-goal deficits and scored six unanswered goals to beat the host Ottawa Senators 7-3 and move one victory away from clinching their National Hockey League playoff series.
The Ottawa Senators rallied to beat the top-seeded Pittsburgh Penguins 2-1 in two overtimes after being half a minute away from a three-games-to-none deficit in their National Hockey League playoff series.
The Ottawa Senators and the Chicago Blackhawks advanced to the second round of the National Hockey League playoffs, while the Pittsburgh Penguins moved within one game of reaching the conference semifinals.
Ottawa Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson said he will return from a concussion tonight against the New York Rangers in Game 6 of their opening-round playoff series, after being sidelined the last three games.
After going 18 years without a seventh game in a playoff series at Madison Square Garden, the New York Rangers and their fans had to sweat for nearly half an hour last night as the Ottawa Senators tried unsuccessfully to overcome a one-goal deficit.