Guntzel, Penguins rally late, beat Ducks in OT

PITTSBURGH — Jake Guentzel scored 33 seconds into overtime Brian Rust With the game tied with 25 seconds left in the game, the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Anaheim Ducks 4-3 on Monday at PPG Paints Arena.

Guentzel made a pass Sidney Crosby to the left faceoff circle for a 2-on-1 wrist shot to win it. It came four seconds later Trevor Zegrass omitted Cam Fowler with reverse gear at the other end with a switch off.

“It’s huge,” Guentzel said. “We need two points now. They are the same two units at the end of the year. You just have to stick with it. That’s the only way you can do it.”

Video: [email protected]. Zucker scores in the period

Yevgeny Malkin and: Jason Zucker each had a goal and an assist, and Ricard Raquel had three assists for the Penguins (22-15-6), who had 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 have lost four straight by a combined score of 23-8.

“A result is a result,” Anaheim coach Dallas Eakins said. “I thought we played a really good road game, one of the best road games we’ve played, especially against a really hungry and veteran team … With our team, we have to play a perfect game where we’re the same team.

“Obviously in overtime you have your chance at one end, if you don’t make it, you know it’s going to come back at the other end.”

Video: [email protected]. Rust scored to tie the score

Ducks quarterback John Klingberg tied the game at 2-2 at 11:16 of the 3rd period on the power play, taking a pass from Zegras for a wrist shot from the right circle before Zegras gave Anaheim a 3-2 lead with one overtime on the play. Ryan Strom at 15:40.

“Not that I can think of right now,” Zegras said, if there’s anything positive in the loss. “I came back, it didn’t work. Not what you want.”

Rust tied the score at 3-3 with 25 seconds left, one off a backhand pass from Guntzel with the extra attacker, ending a nine-goal drought.

“I think for us, we got a lot of chances,” Rust said. “We were pushing pretty well. The way things go, they got a couple in the third and instead of sitting back and kind of slacking off, we decided to dig in… I think we were all working for each one. other”.

Video: [email protected]. Guentzel scores game-winning goal in OT

Zucker gave Pittsburgh a 1-0 lead at 4:16 of the first period after his pass, intended for Rakell, was found behind the net by Klinberg and Zucker collected it to wrap it in the right post.

Adam Henrique At 17:50 on the power play, it was tied 1-1. Troy Terry shot from the left circle for a rebound Mason McTavish collected a wrist shot near the left post before Henrique’s second shot from a curling shot.

Malkin gave the Penguins a 2-1 lead at 8:46 of the second period when he tipped in a slap shot by Rakell and Gibson went into the crease. He had gone scoreless in four of his previous six games and was scoreless in five of six.

“It is what it is, lose the game,” Gibson said. “You can say what you want. But you still found a way to lose the game instead of winning it.”

Video. [email protected]. Malkin scores

DeSmith made a quick save on McTavish’s slap shot on the power play to preserve the one-goal lead with 1 second left.

“I think it’s a big win for us,” Pittsburgh coach Mike Sullivan said. “I thought our leadership was great. There was a lot of talk about getting it done and responding the right way…I really liked the response from our guys.”

NOTES: Crosby’s assist on Guntzel’s goal gave him 1,458 points (538 goals, 920 assists) in 1,151 NHL games, passing Teemu Celan (1,457 points in 1,451 games) for 17th all-time. … Rakell played against his former team for the first time since being acquired from the Ducks on March 21 last season. … Gibson made his 400th NHL start. He is 173-167-55 in 408 games. … Penguins quarterback Marcus Peterson He had two shots on goal, two rebounds and four blocks in 23:15 of ice time after missing the previous two games due to illness. … Pittsburgh forward Jonathan Gruden He had two shots in 7:02 in his NHL debut. … Penguins quarterback Jan Rutta was a late scratch with an upper body injury. He is day by day.


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