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Pittsburgh vs. Ottawa

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Dec 26, 2003
Box Score

NHL FINAL IN OT 1ST 2ND 3RD OT TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- PITTSBURGH 2 1 0 0 3 OTTAWA 2 0 1 0 3 FINAL IN OT GOAL SCORING: 1ST PRD: PIT - TOM KOSTOPOULOS 2 (TOMAS SUROVY, BRIAN HOLZINGER) 2:14 PIT - TOM KOSTOPOULOS 3 (TOMAS SUROVY, BRIAN HOLZINGER) 5:13 OTT - TODD WHITE 5 (PETER SCHAEFER, CHRIS PHILLIPS) 12:06 OTT - (PP) JASON SPEZZA 12 (ZDENO CHARA, BRYAN SMOLINSKI) 19:24 2ND PRD: PIT - STEVE MCKENNA 1 (MARTIN STRBAK, RICO FATA) 2:45 3RD PRD: OTT - ZDENO CHARA 8 (KAREL RACHUNEK, MIKE FISHER) 14:49 OT: NONE POWER-PLAY CONVERSIONS: PIT - 0 OF 2, OTT - 1 OF 4. SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD OT TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- PIT 5 4 1 1 11 OTT 14 17 8 5 44 GOALIES: PIT - SEBASTIEN CARON OTT - PATRICK LALIME OFFICIALS: REF - DEAN WARREN, ERIC FURLATT LIN - DEREK NANSEN, STEVE BARTON ATT: 18,316

How They Scored

----------------------------------------------- PITTSBURGH 2 1 0 0 --3 OTTAWA 2 0 1 0 --3 ----------------------------------------------- FIRST PERIOD -- Scoring: 1, Pittsburgh, Tom Kostopoulos 2 (Tomas Surovy, Brian Holzinger),2:14. 2, Pittsburgh, Tom Kostopoulos 3 (Tomas Surovy, Brian Holzinger),5:13. 3, Ottawa, Todd White 5 (Peter Schaefer, Chris Phillips),12:06. 4, Ottawa, Jason Spezza 12 (power play) (Zdeno Chara, Bryan Smolinski)19:24. Penalties: J Melichar, Pit (high sticking), 18:01. SECOND PERIOD -- Scoring: 5, Pittsburgh, Steve Mckenna 1 (Martin Strbak, Rico Fata),2:45. Penalties: M Eastwood, Pit (tripping), 9:31; Z Chara, Ott (high sticking), 14:02. THIRD PERIOD -- Scoring: 6, Ottawa, Zdeno Chara 8 (Karel Rachunek, Mike Fisher),14:49. Penalties: M Eastwood, Pit (interference), 6:54; Z Chara, Ott (interference), 8:19; Bench, Pit (too many men served by A Morozov), 12:48. OVERTIME -- Scoring: None. Shots on goal: --------------------------------------------- PITTSBURGH 5 4 1 1 --11 OTTAWA 14 17 8 5 --44 --------------------------------------------- Power-play Conversions: PIT - 0 of 2, OTT - 1 of 4. Goalies : Pittsburgh, Sebastien Caron (44 shots, 41 saves; record: 4-11-3). Ottawa, Patrick Lalime (11 shots, 8 saves; record: 11-10-4). A: 18,316. Referees: Dean Warren, Eric Furlatt. Linesmen: Derek Nansen, Steve Barton. INDIVIDUAL PLAYER STATISTICS PITTSBURGH OTTAWA G A +/- Shots G A +/- Shots R Malone 0 0 -1 0 D Alfredsson 0 0 +1 3 M Kraft 0 0 even 0 M Fisher 0 1 even 0 B Holzinger 0 2 +1 0 P Schaefer 0 1 +1 4 J Melichar 0 0 +2 0 M Hossa 0 0 -1 4 M Eastwood 0 0 +1 0 P Schastlivy 0 0 -2 0 S McKenna 1 0 +1 1 A Vermette 0 0 even 0 D Tarnstrom 0 0 -1 1 B Smolinski 0 1 even 2 T Kostopoulos 2 0 +2 3 S Van Allen 0 0 -1 0 D Focht 0 0 -1 0 K Rachunek 0 1 +1 3 T Surovy 0 2 +2 2 C Neil 0 0 even 0 B Orpik 0 0 even 0 T White 1 0 +1 6 D Berehowsky 0 0 even 0 Z Chara 1 1 +2 7 M Strbak 0 1 +2 0 S Hnidy 0 0 -3 0 K Buchberger 0 0 even 0 J Spezza 1 0 even 3 K Koltsov 0 0 even 2 C Phillips 0 1 even 2 M Bradley 0 0 even 0 W Redden 0 0 even 5 R Fata 0 1 -1 2 C Leschyshyn 0 0 -2 1 A Morozov 0 0 -2 0 M Havlat 0 0 -2 4 P Boileau HEALTHY R Bonk INFLUENZA B Pothier CONCUSSION

Game Story

OTTAWA (Ticker) -- Tom Kostopoulos scored two goals, but rookie goaltender Sebastien Caron was the hero, stopping 41 shots to lead the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 3-3 tie with the Ottawa Senators. Kostopoulos recorded his first career multi-goal game in a three-minute span of the first period, both coming from similar positions in the slot. Tomas Surovy and Brian Holzinger assisted on both goals. "My linemates are both playing well. They both made good plays on the two goals, outworking people at the back of the net. All I had to do was shoot," Kostopoulos said. "As soon as I got the passes, I tried to get the puck off my stick right away and on the net. "Brian Holzinger reads the ice very well. I know I have to contribute more, and tonight will definitely boost my confidence." A 24-year-old winger, Kostopoulos has scored three of his four career goals against goalie Patrick Lalime, including his first two seasons ago. "Lalime's a good goalie, it's surprising I got a couple by him," Kostopoulos said. "But Caron kept us in. He played awesome, made huge saves. That was the reason we got the point tonight." Caron made 17 saves in the second period and 13 over the final 25 minutes. "I had some tough times this season, but tonight really built my confidence," Caron said. "It's always good to show the coach you can play. "I don't care if I get 50 shots, as long as I can see the puck. It feels good getting the point. We played well enough, even though there were a lot of shots against us." Pittsburgh scored the first two goals on five shots and had just two shots in the third period and overtime, finishing the game with 11. Defenseman Zdeno Chara saved the point for Ottawa late in the third period, scoring his eighth goal on a hard shot just a second after a power play expired. "It was nice to see Mike Fisher back," Chara said. "He was battling more and more as the game progressed." Fisher assisted on Chara's goal in his first game of the season. He underwent right elbow surgery on October 31. "After being out that long, it took a few shifts to get back into it, but it got better later in the game," Fisher said. "I was happy to get a point on the power play as well. I still have a lot of things to work on." Steve McKenna scored his first goal since February 8 with a tap at the right goalpost over the skate of Lalime at 2:45 of the second period to give the Penguins a 3-2 lead. "It felt great to get my first goal tonight," McKenna said. "I felt our team was disciplined." Todd White and Jason Spezza rallied the Senators in the second half of the opening period to make it 2-2. White made a second effort on his own rebound for his third goal in as many games. Ottawa has not allowed more than three goals in 15 straight games and is 3-0-2 in its last five. Pittsburgh has not won a road game since November 14, going 0-6-1-3.

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