And well, Poti deflects it alright - right into his own net - right by a stunned Varlamov. Ruining a 2 goal performance by Ovechkin.
And suddenly, the Capitals, who came close winning game 3 for a 3-0 lead, now find that it is they who are on the brink - down 3-2 and heading to Pittsburgh for a must road game 6.
This is twice now that bad luck bounces off his own defenseman have foiled the Russian rookie goaltender and sent his club to defeat in overtime.
My thought of the Caps winning the Cup and having no other team extend them to 7 games is gone now. The Penguins have at least extended to seven - but now only need one more win to advance to the next round.
Varlamov - who had his helmet knocked off and was shaken up in a collision with Pother a few minutes earlier, for the 2nd time had a better save percentage than Fleury despite taking the loss.