Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Senators Take Game One 5-4 Despite Late Effort From Pens

-The Ottawa Senators defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-4 in the first game of the playoffs. Evgeni Malkin scored two powerplay goals and recorded an assist while Craig Adams and Alex Goligoski each scored a even strength goal of their own. Sidney Crosby was held to only two shots on goal but recorded three assists. Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 21 of 26 shots. It is a shame that the puck that took a bad bounce off of the boards would be the difference in the game. Pittsburgh never gave up in this game, but took the loss. The defense must step up in order for the Penguins to win. Ottawa plays Pittsburgh in Game 2 on Friday at 7:00.

 -The Penguins did receive some good news. The Philadelphia Flyers defeated the New Jersey Devils 2-1 to take a 1-0 lead in the series. Pittsburgh was 0-6 against New Jersey this season. Philadelphia is now 6-1 against the Devils this season.

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