Penguins Win OT Thriller

Archived from 2000-01 season.

2001 Playoffs

Buffalo vs. Pittsburgh

Darius Kasparaitis scored his first goal of the playoffs 13:01 into overtime, lifting the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 3-2 win over the Buffalo Sabres in Game 7.

"The guy is not known for his offensive talent, but he made a great play," Mario Lemieux said. "I feel great, a little bit tired the last two or three games. We've got to regroup and get some rest and think about the next series."

The victory propelled the Penguins to the Eastern Conference finals against the defending Stanley Cup champion New Jersey Devils.

Kasparaitis, who scored only three goals in the regular season, took a pass from Robert Lang and shot from the top of the left circle, beating Dominik Hased just inside the post.

"I just joined the rush, and I don't really know what happened," Kasparaitis said. "I didn't know what happened after it was over. We were fighting for our season."

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