Pens Win Wild One Over Senators

Defending Eastern Conference champs drop second straight
By Mike Buss,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 23, 2007 1:43 AM CST
Pittsburgh Penguins' Jarkko Ruutu, of Finalnd, takes a winning shot on Ottawa Senators' Martin Gerber during NHL hockey shoot out action at the Scotiabank Place in Ottawa, Nov. 22, 2007 in Ottawa, Can....   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – The Pittsburgh Penguins twice overcame a two-goal deficit and defeated the Ottawa Senators, 6-5, on a shootout goal by Jarko Ruutu. In a see-saw game that kept fans on the edge of their seats and the coaches pacing, each team had a chance to win late in the game but was denied by the goalpost.

Penguins backup goalie Dany Sabourin entered the game in the first period and earned the victory. "We got sloppy and he made some big saves for us," teammate Ryan Malone, who had two goals, told the AP. Jason Spezza netted two goals for the Senators, who have lost consecutive games for the first time since last season.