pittsburgh – Jake Guentzel Scored 33 seconds into overtime after Brian Rust tied the game with 25 seconds left, and the Pittsburgh Penguins rallied to defeat the Anaheim Ducks 4-3 at PPG Paints Arena on Monday.
Guentzel took a pass from Sidney Crosby To the left facing circle for a wrist shot on 2 on 1 to win it. It came four seconds later Trevor Zygrass miss Cam Fowler With a detachable backhand pass at the other end.
“It’s huge,” Guentzel said. “We need two points now. It’s the same two points at the end of the year. … You just have to keep it going. That’s the only way you can do it.”
Evgeny Malkin And Jason Zucker Each of them had a purpose and help, and Richard Raquel He had three assists for the Penguins (22-15-6), who have lost two straight and eight of 10. Casey Desmith Made 26 saves.
Zegras had a goal and an assist, and John Gibson Made 41 saves for the Ducks (12-27-5), who lost four straight goals by an aggregate score of 23-8.
“The result is the result,” said Anaheim coach Dallas Eakins. “I thought we played a really good road game, one of the best road games we’ve played, especially against a really hungry and experienced team. … With our team we have to play a perfect game, where we are at the same time a team.
“Obviously, in overtime, you have your chance at one end. If you don’t put it in, you know it’s going to come back the other way.”
Defender ducks John Klingberg Tied it 2-2 at 11:16 of the third period on a power play, taking a pass from Zegras for a wrist shot from the right circle before Zegras gave Anaheim a 3-2 lead on a one timer set up by Ryan Strom It’s 15:40.
“It’s not what I can think of right now,” Zygras said if there was anything positive about the loss. “Fight again, you didn’t get the result. Not what you wanted.”
Rast tied the game 3–3 with 25 seconds left, a one-time save from a backhand pass from Guentzel with the extra forward to end a nine-game drought.
“I think for us we got a lot of chances,” Rust said. “We were pushing fairly well. How it was going, they got a couple in the third and rather than just kick our heels in and kind of deflate, we decided to go deep… I think we were all working for each other.”
Zucker put Pittsburgh ahead 1-0 at 4:16 of the first period after a pass to Raquel was tipped behind the net by Klingberg, and Zucker collected it into the right corner.
Adam Henrique Tied 1-1 in a power play at 17:50. Troy Terry A shot from the left circle, resulting in a bounce of Mason McTavish collecting a wrist shot near the left post before Henrique scored a second rebound off the crease.
Malkin gave the Penguins a 2-1 lead at 8:46 of the second period, tapping into a loose puck at the right post after a slap shot by Raquel with Gibson down in the crease. He has gone without a point in four of his previous six games and without a goal in five of those six.
“That’s what it is, he lost the match,” Gibson said. “You can say what you want. But you’ve found a way to lose the game instead of winning it.”
DeSmith made a surprise save off a shot by McTavish on a power play to preserve the lead by a single goal with one second left in the period.
“I think it’s a big win for us,” said Pittsburgh coach Mike Sullivan. “I thought our leadership was great. There was a lot of talk about getting it done and responding in the right way… I really liked responding with our guys.”
Notes: Crosby’s assist on Gentzel’s goal gave him 1,458 points (538 goals, 920 assists) in 1,151 NHL games, surpassing Teemu Selan (1,457 points in 1,451 games) for the 17th time all-time. … Raquel played against his former club for the first time since his acquisition from the Ducks on March 21 last season. … Gibson made his 400th NHL start. He is 173-167-55 in 408 games. … cannon penguins Marcus Peterson Two shots on goal, two hits and four blocks in 23:15 of ice time after missing the previous two games due to illness. … Pittsburgh forward Jonathan Groden He caught two hits at 7:02 during his NHL debut. … cannon penguins Jan Rota It was a late scratch with an upper body injury. It is day by day.