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Matt Cooke, Penguins force overtime

Apr 24, 2010, 9:55 PM EST

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With two goals in the third period, the Pittsburgh Penguins tied the Ottawa Senators to send Game 6 into overtime.

It’s been an odd game so far as each period had a goal (or should I say, non-goal) that caused controversy. The first period saw a Penguins non-goal as Pascal Leclaire’s black pads made it difficult to decipher if the puck crossed the red line or not. In the second, the Senators had a goal called back because the net was knocked off its moorings. Finally, Pittsburgh were not given a goal because of goalie interference.

Matt Cullen scored the first goal for Ottawa in the first period.  Things looked grim for the Penguins in the second period after Chris Neil and Daniel Alfredsson scored to make it a 3-0 lead.

Nearly a minute after Alfredsson scored that third goal, Matt Cooke scored  his first of two goals. Bill Guerin blasted a powerplay goal past Leclaire right after a would-be Penguins goal was negated. Finally, Cooke scored off a wide open rebound to tie things up.

As you may know, The Senators are on the brink of elimination … again. Will it be another three-OT marathon? More on this game soon enough …

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