Pens drop game 1 to Ottawa in OT

Written by The Associated Press | May 14, 2017 7:12 AM

Photo by (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Ottawa Senators' Bobby Ryan, center, celebrates with teammates Marc Methot (3), Derick Brassard (19), Mark Stone (61) and Jean-Gabriel Pageau (44) after scoring the game-winning goal against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the overtime period of Game 1 of the Eastern Conference final in the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs, Saturday, May 13, 2017, in Pittsburgh. Ottawa won 2-1 in overtime.

(Pittsburgh) -- The Ottawa Senators have wasted no time grabbing home-ice advantage away from the defending champs in the NHL's Eastern Conference finals.

Bobby Ryan scored on a breakaway 4:59 into overtime to give the Senators a 2-1 victory over the Penguins in Pittsburgh last night.

Jean-Gabriel Pageau opened the scoring in the first period with his eighth goal of the postseason and seventh in his last six games. It remained 1-0 until Evgeni Malkin beat Craig Anderson with 5:35 left in regulation.

Anderson made 27 saves for the Senators, who are seeking their second Stanley Cup finals appearance and first since 2007.

Ottawa is now 6-1 in overtime this postseason.

Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 33 shots for the Penguins.

Game 2 is Monday in Pittsburgh

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