Sidney Crosby scored his first goal against the Blues... Then he did it again. The Penguins topped the Blues in overtime.
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The Blues landed defender Robert Bortuzzo in a deal that gave the Penguins our Ian Cole. Bortuzzo scored his first goal as a Blue against the Penguins last season.
Cole was penalized for holding the stick of David Backes. On the power play, Kevin Shattenkirk slid the puck to Alexander Steen at the point, who ripped a shot-pass towards Paul Stastny. Stastny deflected it pass Marc-Andre Fleury to give the Blues a 1-0 lead.
Carl Gunnarsson brought the puck out from behind the Blues's net, but was pressured by two Penguins. His pass was blocked and the puck slid to Crosby about ten feet in front of Jake Allen. Crosby unloaded a slap shot to tie the game. This was Crosby's first goal in 11 games against the Blues.
On a Penguins power play, Crosby redirected a pass from Evgeni Malkin past Allen.
Alex Pietrangelo intercepted a Penguins' pass and fed Robby Fabbri. Fabbri entered the zone, pivoted, and rocketed one past Fleury. This was Fabbri's second goal in two games.
David Perron found Ben Lovejoy at the point, who scored with a slap shot. The Penguins led the Blues 3-2 in the third period.
Pietrangelo tied the game 14:19 into the third period. His wrist shot, assisted by Stastny, trickled past Fleury.
About one minute into overtime, Phil Kessel passed the puck to Malkin, who front faked Allen to tally two points for the Penguins.
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