Stanley Cup playoffs: Senators trump Penguins in OT


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.