Penguins vs. Senators Game 3 recap: Greening wins it for Ottawa in 2nd OT

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The Senators completed a remarkable comeback to win the game 2-1 in double overtime.

The third period of game three between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Ottawa Senators began with the Penguins up 1-0 thanks to a goal late in the second period from Tyler Kennedy.

There was a close call midway through the final period when Chris Neil somehow failed to score on this opportunity:


The Penguins looked like they had the game won, until Daniel Alfredsson scored on a deflection, shorthanded no less, with only 28 seconds remaining in the game:


The game went to overtime, where Evgeni Malkin had an incredible chance to win it just few minutes in:


The first overtime period was full of crazy back-and-forth play and chances for both teams, but no one could get the winner. The teams headed to double overtime in the first multi-OT game of the 2013 playoffs.

As the game wore on, injuries were inevitable. Chris Neil left the game in the second overtime after taking a bad fall:


And then 7:39 into the second overtime, we got our OT hero. Colin Greening scored for the Senators after Tomas Vokoun gave up a rebound:


The Senators won 2-1, and now trail in the series 2-1.

Let's take a look at the three big questions we were tracking in game three:

Is Jason Spezza's return too little too late?

Spezza was visibly struggling with back pain in the game, and was limited on face-offs by his inability to lean all the way over, but was still one of the better forwards for the Senators.

What's Sid got for a follow up?

Sidney Crosby made a few nice plays in game three, but it wasn't the dominant performance that gave him a hat trick in game two.

Is Tomas Vokoun that much of an improvement?

Vokoun held the fort for the Penguins all night long, keeping the Senators off the board for 59 minutes and 31 seconds of regulation time and through an action-packed first OT. He finished the night with 49 saves, so it's hard to blame him for Pittsbrugh's loss.

Game four of this series is on Wednesday in Ottawa.

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