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7 - 6 Final - OT
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Staal, Fedotenko help Penguins clip Red Wings

Nov 12, 2008 - 4:11 AM DETROIT (Ticker) -- Jordan Staal recorded his second career hat trick and set up Ruslan Fedotenko for the game-winner with 71 seconds remaining in overtime as the Pittsburgh Penguins rallied for a 7-6 triumph over the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday in a rematch of last season's Stanley Cup Finals.

Captain Sidney Crosby had a goal and two assists for Pittsburgh and Maxime Talbot and Evgeni Malkin had a goal and an assist apiece for the Penguins, who fell in six games in June as the Red Wings notched their 11th Stanley Cup title in franchise history.

"Yes. I don't want to be overconfident, but it feels good," Crosby said of defeating the Red Wings.

In overtime, Staal lifted Pavel Datsyuk's stick to steal the puck in the neutral zone and skated across the the blue line before feeding Fedotenko in the right faceoff circle. The Russian unleashed a shot that beat Chris Osgood for his third goal of the season.

The second overall pick of the 2006 draft, Staal did most of his damage in the third period. The 20-year-old scored 8:09 into the session, and then tallied again with 4:09 and 23 seconds remaining to tie the contest at 6-6.

"It seemed like everything I touched went in," Staal said. "Everybody just keeps working hard and playing to the end. We always know there's a chance to win if we keep working."

"(Staal's) always in the shadow, but he's a good player, maybe underrated," said Detroit's Marian Hossa, who recorded two assists against his former team. "He plays with power and takes the puck well to the net. He's good defensively."

Miroslav Satan and Matt Cooke had two assists apiece for Pittsburgh, which won its fourth straight by rebounding from a three-goal deficit in the third period.

"At 5-2, it looked tough for us," Pittsburgh coach Michel Therrien said. "That's a team that's been playing well defensively. It's tough to generate offense against them. That's why you have to be impressed with the way we came back."

"You can't let things like that happen," Detroit coach Mike Babcock said. "After two periods, I thought we did a lot of real good things. Then they got momentum when (Malkin) scored on the 5-on-3. You can't give up seven goals and expect to win."

Jiri Hudler recorded a goal and two assists and Johan Franzen, Tomas Holmstrom and Henrik Zetterberg netted one power-play tally apiece for Detroit, which went 3-for-5 with the man advantage.

Pavel Datsyuk scored and veteran Darren McCarty notched his first goal since March 2006 for the Red Wings.

Six-time Norris Trophy winning defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom and Mikael Samuelsson had two assists apiece, but Detroit saw its modest two-game winning streak come to an end.

"I thought it was going to be over when Hudler scored (to make it 6-4). Then we self-destructed," Babcock said. "Tonight they had an edge, but it wasn't a lack of preparation. It was a lack of poise and good judgment in the third period."

"I was mad at myself for letting them get that one," said Marc-Andre Fleury, who finished with 28 saves. "Some nights, I make all the saves and we can't score. Some nights, we score all the goals."

Osgood turned aside 27 shots.






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    DETROIT 2 2 2 0 6 FINAL IN OT
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: PIT - SIDNEY CROSBY 4 (MIROSLAV SATAN, MAXIME TALBOT) 4:34
    DET - DARREN MCCARTY 1 (KIRK MALTBY) 13:21
    DET - (PP) TOMAS HOLMSTROM 7 (NICKLAS LIDSTROM, MARIAN
    HOSSA) 15:19
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    DETROIT 6
    OT: PIT - RUSLAN FEDOTENKO 3 (JORDAN STAAL) 3:49

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    DET - (PP) TOMAS HOLMSTROM 7 (NICKLAS LIDSTROM, MARIAN
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