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NHL: Philadelphia 6, Pittsburgh 5 (OT)

Oct. 14, 2005 at 11:50 PM   |   Comments

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Mike Rathje scored a game-winning goal early in overtime Friday night as Philadelphia edged the Pittsburgh Penguins, 6-5.

Simon Gagne scored two goals and added two assists, Peter Forsberg had four assists, and Antero Niittymaki stopped 15 of the Penguins' 20 shots as the Flyers improved to 2-2, while dropping the still winless Penguins to 0-2-3.

Philadelphia, which built an early four-goal lead, pelted the Pittsburgh goal with 41 shots, but could not thwart a Pittsburgh comeback.

Sidney Crosby had a goal and an assist, John LeClair added a goal, both Mario Lemieux and Ric Jackman had two assists, and Andre-Marc Fleury and Sebastien Caron combined for 35 saves for the Penguins. In relief, Caron made 19 stops after Fleury allowed four early tallies.

Philadelphia was 2-for-8 on the power play, while Pittsburgh went 2-for-6.

It was the Penguins' fourth straight overtime contest.

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