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Dupuis scores late in overtime to seal 3-2 Penguins victory

Pascal Dupuis scores with 10.8 seconds left in overtime to give the Pittsburgh Penguins a 3-2 home win.

Pascal Dupuis scored with 10.8 seconds left in overtime to give the Pittsburgh Penguins a 3-2 home win over the Philadelphia Flyers. Dupuis fired a slap shot from the left circle past the goalie Antero Niittymaki to win the first meeting between the state rivals since Pittsburgh eliminated Philadelphia in last season's Eastern Conference finals.

Dupuis claimed his first point of the season as the normally high-scoring Penguins got goals from unlikely sources, Brooks Orpik and Mike Zigomanis also contributing their first goals of the campaign. "That's what makes winning teams, everybody chipping in at different times," Dupuis said. "It's nice to see other guys putting it in." The Penguins improved to 2-1-1 and the Flyers (0-2-1) gained their first point in three games. It marked the first time the Flyers had lost three straight games to start a season since the 1995 labor dispute shortened season.

"Good teams find a way to win," the Philadelphia captain Mike Richards said. "We're still looking for two points." Marc-Andre Fleury made 28 saves for the Penguins, who squandered a 2-0 lead late in the second period and were out-shot 30-28. * Reuters