Ron Hainsey

NHL playoffs: Bobby Ryan lifts Senators past Penguins 2-1 in overtime

NHL playoffs: Bobby Ryan lifts Senators past Penguins 2-1 in overtime

Bobby Ryan beat Marc-Andre Fleury on a breakaway 4:59 into overtime to give the Ottawa Senators a 2-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday night in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals.

Ryan took control near center ice and raced by Pittsburgh defenseman Olli Maatta before flipping a backhander past Fleury to give the upstart Senators early control of the series.

The Senators improved 6-1 in overtime during the playoffs.

Game 2 is Monday night in Pittsburgh.

Ryan assisted on Jean-Gabriel Pageau's first-period goal. Craig Anderson made 27 saves.

Evgeni Malkin's goal late in the third period forced the extra period, but the defending Stanley...

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