OTTAWA - Colin Greening stuck it to the Pittsburgh Penguins in the end.
The Senators’ hero was late meeting with the media because he had to get fibreglass from a high stick removed from his cheek and stitched after scoring the double-OT winner in a 2-1 victory over the Penguins Sunday night at Scotiabank Place to serve notice the club is very much alive.
While the Senators are still behind 2-1 to the No. 1-ranked Penguins in this Round 2 series with Game 3 here Wednesday, the Senators proved to top-ranked Pittsburgh they’re not going to down without a fight.
Greening picked up a rebound and fired it home at 8:21 of the second overtime to end the marathon.
“You enjoy it until your head hits the pillow,” said Greening.
Trailing 1-0 with only 28.6 seconds left on the clock and Erik Karlsson in the box for slashing, Alfredsson tied it up to send it OT by tipping a Milan Michalek pass over a sprawling Tomas Vokoun to send Scotiabank Place into total hysterics.
“It looked like they had it wrapped up before we got it to OT,” said Alfredsson. “We knew we were down by one and we had to force it shorthaned. I’m sure they’re frustrated not being able to clinch the win but for us it’s huge to come up with that goal.