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Penguins rally late, beat Devils 2-1 with overtime goal by defenseman Simon Despres

  • The head of Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang (58) goes back during an altercation with New Jersey Devils right wing Dainius Zubrus, back, of Lithuania, during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Friday, Jan. 30, 2015, in Newark, N.J. Also seen are goalie Marc-Andre Fleury (29) and center Maxim Lapierre (40). Zubrus was sent to the penalty box after the scuffle. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

    The head of Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang (58) goes back during an altercation with New Jersey Devils right wing Dainius Zubrus, back, of Lithuania, during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Friday, Jan. 30, 2015, in Newark, N.J. Also seen are goalie Marc-Andre Fleury (29) and center Maxim Lapierre (40). Zubrus was sent to the penalty box after the scuffle. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)  (The Associated Press)

  • Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby (87) skates with the puck as New Jersey Devils defenseman Andy Greene (6) skates behind him during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Friday, Jan. 30, 2015, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

    Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby (87) skates with the puck as New Jersey Devils defenseman Andy Greene (6) skates behind him during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Friday, Jan. 30, 2015, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)  (The Associated Press)

  • New Jersey Devils right wing Dainius Zubrus (8), of Lithuania, and Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Paul Martin (7) race for the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Friday, Jan. 30, 2015, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

    New Jersey Devils right wing Dainius Zubrus (8), of Lithuania, and Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Paul Martin (7) race for the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Friday, Jan. 30, 2015, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)  (The Associated Press)

Defenseman Simon Despres scored 2:21 into overtime and the Pittsburgh Penguins rallied late and beat the New Jersey Devils 2-1 on Friday night.

Chris Kunitz tied the game with a power-play goal with 3:11 left in regulation, spoiling a magnificent performance by New Jersey's Cory Schneider, who made 41 saves.

The winning goal came after Schneider made a close-in stop on Brandon Sutton. The Penguins kept the puck in the zone and Despres' shot from inside the blue line beat a screened Schneider.

Marc-Andre Fleury made 13 saves for the Penguins, who fell behind 1-0 when Devils forward Steve Bernier scored on a wraparound 6:08 into the third period.

New Jersey failed to tie its season-best, three-game winning streak. Pittsburgh won for the second time in seven games (2-3-2).