Stanley Cup playoffs: Senators trump Penguins in OT

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The Ottawa Senators drew first blood against Stanley Cup champions the Pittsburgh Penguins in their Eastern Conference final opener.

Overtime was needed in Pittsburgh as the Senators prevailed 2-1 away from home on Saturday.

Bobby Ryan was the game-one hero at PPG Paints Arena, settling the contest five minutes into OT.

Ryan moved past Olli Maatta before firing a shot beyond Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury.

The Penguins had restored parity with less than six minutes remaining in the third period, when Evgeni Malkin - who leads the NHL with 19 playoff points - tipped the puck through Craig Anderson's legs.

Earlier, Jean-Gabriel Pageau gave the Senators a 1-0 lead 14:32 into the opening period.

Game two of the best-of-seven series is on Monday.