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Kunitz scores in 2nd OT, Pens top Sens in Game 7

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(TSX / STATS) -- PITTSBURGH -- Left winger Chris Kunitz is 37 now and doesn't play on the Pittsburgh Penguins' top line all that often anymore after years of serving as one of star center Sidney Crosby's regular linemates.

But there they were, on the ice together Thursday as midnight approached. Crosby found his old buddy for a one-timer, and Kunitz beat Ottawa goaltender Craig Anderson for his second goal of the game at 5:09 of the second overtime to give Pittsburgh a 3-2 victory over the Senators in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference final.

The win lifted the Penguins into the Stanley Cup Final for the fourth time in 10 years. That series begins Monday when the Western Conference champion Nashville Predators visit. Pittsburgh will try to become the first repeat titlist since the Detroit Red Wings won back-to-back Cups in 1997 and '98.

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