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Letang gets revenge as Pens rally to down Habs in OT

Bloodied by a hit late in regulation, Kris Letang came back to win the game.

Letang scored from in close 2:09 into overtime, lifting the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 4-3 come-from-behind victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday.

The defenseman was blindsided by Montreal's Max Pacioretty on a hit not long after Jordan Staal scored to tie the game at 3-3 for Pittsburgh with 4:30 remaining in regulation.

Pacioretty took aim at Letang near the point and led with his shoulder on a hit to Letang's head. After falling to the ice, Letang was bleeding from his face.

His goal gave the Penguins a winning start to their four-game road trip, pushing their record to 3-0-1 since Sidney Crosby's return.