That was an excellent win. They way they arrived at the win was not all that excellent in the later stages of the third period, but the win was excellent nonetheless.
The game winner by Gonchar in OT was a beautiful goal, and was the type of play I've been expecting to see more of this year from the highly skilled Penguins. Hopefully this will get not only Gonchar going, but the team as well. They are very talented and a boost of confidence would do them wonders.
The second straight third period collapse was almost fatal. We almost didn't get to OT. The goal that made it 3-2 was a complete fluke, and was exactly the type of thing you'd expect to see in a Pens game lately - it went right off of Odelein's skate and was, of course, credited to Mighty Mouse. The tying goal was a poor rebound given up by Caron - he had no chance to stop the follow-up, but he created his own mess. Kind of like the pitcher that makes an error that leads to runs in baseball - the runs aren't technically his fault (as they're unearned), but he made the mess to begin with. Caron did make a few nice saves down the stretch to make sure the Pens would get to the overtime period.
Whitney and Christensen played well, and should be good additions to the team if they can stick around.
Interestingly, Ric Jackman was a healthy scratch. He's been one of the better scoring defensemen in the league this year. Edzo must have seen something he didn't like.
It was really nice to see the Devils have to play from behind. We're so used to seeing them get a lead and go into their trap, slowing the play down and making the game deadly dull. It was really nice to see them have to scrap and fight (mostly unsuccessfully) for the third period. The only thing that would have made it better would have been to win in regulation so they didn't get a point.