"I'm concerned with (the goaltender) all the time, but I try to spend no time with them at all," MacLean said Monday. "Rick Wamsley, our goaltending coach, does an outstanding job with the goaltender. I've had the ability in the past to score on goaltenders, but I'm not really sure how they go about their business and I don't pretend to.
"We do spend some time talking to them, but not about how they play their position, but just about keeping their mind where it needs to be and if there are any issues we can solve."
Spezza put in some long minutes in his first game since Jan. 27, also against the Penguins.
"It's been a long road for me and the longest season personally having to watch the games," he said. "It was pretty satisfying just to be in the lineup, and to get a win in dramatic fashion makes it all worthwhile.
"I feel good. I feel like I played my first double-overtime game in four months, but my back feels no worse for wear. And, in fact, I'm encouraged that I can go through a game like that and feel good the next day. It's not the type of game that I would have wanted to start with, but now that we've had it I think it benefits me."
Pittsburgh coach Dan Bylsma thought it was the best road game his team played during these playoffs. But it irks him that his team had a lead and a power play with 1:27 seconds remaining in regulation. Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson tied the score with a short-handed goal before Greening finally put the game away.
"We didn't accomplish our goal of holding onto the puck through that minute 27," Bylsma said. "We gave up a second dump and that was the one they were able to come back on a line rush that Alfredsson scored on.
"We had some good opportunities, especially five-on-three. I think the Malkin chance, and both Sid and Jarome (Iginla) had some good looks, but Anderson was up to the task. He was real strong."