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Kovalev delivers overtime win against Penguins

Sep 18, 2007 - 3:47 AM By Mark Lidbetter PA SportsTicker Contributing Writer

MONTREAL (Ticker) -- Alexei Kovalev buried a wrist shot behind Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury with 29 seconds remaining in overtime, giving the Montreal Canadiens a 3-2 overtime victory on Monday.

Defenseman Mark Streit laid a pass from just over the center red line to Kovalev, who was in full flight alongside the right boards in the Penguins' zone. Kovalev broke to the net, drew back and nailed the top left corner to end the game.

The two opponents were playing three-on-three hockey in the closing minute of the overtime period with Montreal taking full advantage of the extra skating room.

Kovalev was involved in all three Canadiens' goals as he assisted on the first two prior to his game-winning tally.

Montreal got on the board first at 6:41 of the second period with right winger Andrei Kostitsyn banging in the puck at the right post on a rebound off of Fleury created by a blast from the left point by Kovalev with the Canadiens enjoying a 4-on-3 advantage.

Pittsburgh pulled even on Sidney Crosby's goal at 17:04 of the second. The Hart Trophy winner added an assist on Ryan Malone's goal at 14:50 of the third period that tied the contest at 2-2.

The game kicked off each teams' exhibition seasons. The two teams meet again Tuesday at the Bell Center.








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    FINAL IN OT 1ST 2ND 3RD OT TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    PITTSBURGH 0 1 1 0 2
    MONTREAL 0 1 1 1 3 FINAL IN OT
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: NONE
    2ND PRD: MON - (PP) ANDREI KOSTITSYN 1 (ALEXEI KOVALEV, MARK STREIT)
    6:31
    PIT - SIDNEY CROSBY 1 (MAXIME TALBOT, COLBY ARMSTRONG) 17:04
    3RD PRD: MON - COREY LOCKE 1 (AL

    Sep 17 10:14 PM


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    PITTSBURGH 2
    MONTREAL 3
    OT: MON - ALEXEI KOVALEV 1 (MARK STREIT) 4:31

    Sep 17 10:13 PM


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    PITTSBURGH 2
    MONTREAL 3
    OT: MON - ALEXEI KOVALEV 1 (MARK STREIT) 4:31

    Penguins vs. CanadiensSep 17 10:13 PM
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    END OF THE 3RD GOING INTO OT
    1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    PITTSBURGH 0 1 1 2
    MONTREAL 0 1 1 2 GOING INTO OT
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: NONE
    2ND PRD: MON - (PP) ANDREI KOSTITSYN 1 (ALEXEI KOVALEV, MARK STREIT)
    6:31
    PIT - SIDNEY CROSBY 1 (MAXIME TALBOT, COLBY ARMSTRONG) 17:04
    3RD PRD: MON - COREY LOCKE 1 (ALEXEI KOVALEV, ANDREI KOSTITSY

    Sep 17 10:02 PM


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    PITTSBURGH 2
    MONTREAL 2
    3RD PRD: PIT - (PP) RYAN MALONE 1 (MARK RECCHI, SIDNEY CROSBY) 14:50

    Penguins vs. CanadiensSep 17 9:47 PM
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    PITTSBURGH 1
    MONTREAL 2
    3RD PRD: MON - COREY LOCKE 1 (ALEXEI KOVALEV, ANDREI KOSTITSYN) 11:43

    Penguins vs. CanadiensSep 17 9:41 PM


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    END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    PITTSBURGH 0 1 1
    MONTREAL 0 1 1 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: NONE
    2ND PRD: MON - (PP) ANDREI KOSTITSYN 1 (ALEXEI KOVALEV, MARK STREIT)
    6:31
    PIT - SIDNEY CROSBY 1 (MAXIME TALBOT, COLBY ARMSTRONG) 17:04
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----

    Sep 17 9:04 PM


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    PITTSBURGH 1
    MONTREAL 1
    2ND PRD: PIT - SIDNEY CROSBY 1 (MAXIME TALBOT, COLBY ARMSTRONG) 17:04

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    PITTSBURGH 0
    MONTREAL 1
    2ND PRD: MON - (PP) ANDREI KOSTITSYN 1 (ALEXEI KOVALEV, MARK STREIT)
    6:31

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    END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    PITTSBURGH 0 0
    MONTREAL 0 0 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: NONE
    GOALIES: PIT - MARC-ANDRE FLEURY
    MON - CRISTOBAL HUET

    Sep 17 8:13 PM