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  • 19 May 2017
    OTTAWA — The Pittsburgh Penguins held onto a 3-2 lead en route to a series-tying victory over the Ottawa Senators in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Final at Canadian Tire Centre Friday. The Penguins took a 1-0 lead with 46 seconds left in the opening period. Olli Maatta drove to the net and ripped a shot from the bottom of the circle, beating Craig Anderson for his first career postseason goal in 46 games. The Penguins outshot the Senators 14-9 and led 1-0 after 20 minutes of play. The officials called a penalty on the Senators 6:43 into the second period. Jean-Gabriel Pageau went to the box for roughing Sidney Crosby. After the puck was passed around several times, Crosby stood in front of the net, received a pass from Jake Guentzel and stuffed it past Craig Anderson for his sixth goal of the playoffs. The Penguins made it a 2-0 game at 7:41. Brian Dumoulin extended the Senators' lead to 3-0 at 11:30 with his first postseason goal in 44 games. Ottawa benefited from a fortunate bounce after Dumoulin's shot went off Dion Phaneuf's skate and into the net. The Penguins' defense was outstanding as Matt Murray made 15 saves before the 2:16 mark. Clarke MacArthur ruined Murray's shutout bid with 1:38 left in the second. The scoring play began when Bobby Ryan spun around and found MacArthur, who tipped it in top-shelf past Anderson for his third goal of the playoffs. The Penguins outshot the Senators 28-16 and carried a 3-1 lead to the locker room after 40 minutes of play. Tom Pyatt pulled the Senators within one with 5:01 left in the third period. The insane play started when Erik Karlsson fired a long-range shot that deflected off the skate of Pyatt and into the net. As a result, Pyatt notched his second goal of the playoffs. The Senators pulled Anderson for an extra attacker late in regulation. Murray blocked MacArthur's slap shot with just six seconds left in the game. The Penguins made it a series with a 3-2 victory over the Senators. Murray finished with 24 saves for Pittsburgh while Anderson made 32 saves in a losing effort for Ottawa. The best-of-seven series is tied 2-2. NotesPenguins' projected linesJake Guentzel - Sidney Crosby - Conor Sheary Chris Kunitz - Evgeni Malkin - Phil Kessel Carl Hagelin - Nick Bonino - Scott Wilson Matt Cullen - Carter Rowney Brian Dumoulin - Ron Hainsey Olli Maatta - Trevor Daley Ian Cole - Chad Ruhwedel Mark Streit Matt Murray Marc-Andre Fleury Scratched: None Injured: Bryan Rust (upper body), Justin Schultz (upper body), Patric Hornqvist (upper body), Tom Kuhnhackl (lower body), Kris Letang (neck) Senators' projected linesClarke MacArthur - Derick Brassard - Bobby Ryan Mike Hoffman - Kyle Turris - Alexandre Burrows Zack Smith - Jean-Gabriel Pageau - Mark Stone Viktor Stalberg - Tom Pyatt - Ryan Dzingel Marc Methot - Erik Karlsson Dion Phaneuf - Cody Ceci Fredrik Claesson - Chris Wideman Craig Anderson Mike Condon Scratched: Tommy Wingels, Chris Kelly, Ben Harpur, Chris Neil, Colin White, Jyrki Jokipakka, Chris DiDomenico Injured: Mark Borowiecki (lower body) Alex Burrows, who sustained a lower-body injury in Game 3, will be a game-time decision. Mark Borowiecki participated in the Senators' optional morning skate and is close to returning from a lower-body injury he sustained in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference First Round against the Boston Bruins, but won't play. Up NextThe series shifts to PPG Paints Arena for Game 5 Sunday at 3 pm EST on NBC.
    170 Posted by Ana Kieu
  • 01 May 2017
    PITTSBURGH — Kevin Shattenkirk scored the game-winning goal on the power play at 3:13 of the overtime period to lift the Washington Capitals to a 3-2 overtime victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Second Round series at PPG Paints Arena on Monday night.The Penguins brought a 2-0 series lead back to Pittsburgh in hopes of completing a sweep against the Capitals. Things didn't go well for the Penguins. They lost their captain Sidney Crosby early in the first period. Crosby took a hit to the head by Matt Niskanen, who was ejected from the game after serving a five-minute major for cross-checking along with a 10-minute game misconduct. The Capitals capitalized on the power play to open the scoring with 6:55 left in the first period. Bryan Rust went to the box for delay of game with a puck over the glass. Nicklas Backstrom collected a pass from Alexander Ovechkin and ripped a wrist shot that deflected off a defender and went past Marc-Andre Fleury for his fourth goal of the playoffs. Shots were 9-8 in favor of the Capitals, who led the Penguins 1-0 after the first period. The officials overturned Chris Kunitz' game-tying goal scored early in the second period. The Capitals used their coach's challenge to search for goaltender interference. No goal for the Penguins. Things continued to roll downhill for the Penguins as Conor Sheary went down on the ice as a result of friendly fire type of attack by Patric Hornqvist. Sheary exited the game with the help of an athletic trainer. The Capitals held onto a 1-0 lead after 40 minutes, despite the Penguins leading in shots 23-19. There wasn't much breathing room in Monday's game, but the Capitals took a 2-0 lead with 10:14 left in the third period. Evgeny Kuznetsov collected a pass from Marcus Johansson and beat Fleury top-shelf for his third goal of the playoffs. The Penguins pulled Fleury for an extra attacker late in the game. They scored two goals in a span of 48 seconds without Fleury protecting the net. The Penguins cut the lead in half with 1:53 left in regulation. Phil Kessel set up Evgeni Malkin, who beat Braden Holtby short-side for his third goal of the playoffs. Justin Schultz accepted a pass from Malkin and put it into the net for his first goal of the playoffs, tying the game 2-2 with 1:05 left on the clock. The game went into overtime as both teams were tied at two apiece after 60 minutes. The Capitals edged the Penguins in shots 31-29. Trevor Daley was called for holding at 2:40 of overtime. Shattenkirk scored the game-winner, his first goal of the playoffs, on the power play just 33 seconds later. The Capitals edged the Penguins with a 3-2 overtime victory to split the best-of-seven series. Holtby finished with 28 saves for Washington. Fleury made 30 saves in a losing effort for Pittsburgh. Notes Penguins' probable linesJake Guentzel - Sidney Crosby - Bryan RustChris Kunitz - Evgeni Malkin - Phil KesselScott Wilson - Nick Bonino - Conor ShearyTom Kuhnhackl - Matt Cullen - Carter Rowney Ian Cole - Justin SchultzOlli Maatta - Trevor DaleyMark Streit - Ron Hainsey Marc-Andre Fleury Tristan Jarry Scratched: Chad Ruhwedel Injured: Matt Murray (lower body), Kris Letang (upper body), Patric Hornqvist (undisclosed), Carl Hagelin (undisclosed), Brian Dumoulin (undisclosed) Capitals' probable linesAlex Ovechkin - Nicklas Backstrom - T.J. OshieMarcus Johansson - Evgeny Kuznetsov - Justin WilliamsAndre Burakovsky - Lars Eller - Tom WilsonDaniel Winnik - Jay Beagle - Paul Carey Nate Schmidt - John CarlsonDmitry Orlov - Matt NiskanenBrooks Orpik - Kevin Shattenkirk Braden Holtby Philipp Grubauer Scratched: Brett Connolly, Taylor Chorney, Chandler Stephenson Injured: Karl Alzner (upper body) Up Next Both teams meet again Wednesday in PPG Paints Arena for Game 4 at 7:30 p.m. EST on NBCSN.
    133 Posted by Ana Kieu
  • 05 Jun 2017
    NASHVILLE — The Nashville Predators evened the series at two apiece with a 4-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final at Bridgestone Arena Monday night. Matt Murray made a great pad save on Filip Forsberg's slap shot 6:55 into the opening period. Murray also denied Austin Watson's shot, but Calle Jarnkrok cleaned up the rebound in front for his second goal of the playoffs, giving the Predators a 1-0 lead at 14:51. The Penguins challenged Jarnkrok's play for goalie interference, but the officials announced that it was a good goal for the Predators. Sidney Crosby sneaked a backhand shot past Pekka Rinne for his eighth goal of the playoffs, tying the game 1-1 just 1:06 later. Both teams skated to a 1-1 tie after 20 minutes of play. Shots were 7-6 in favor of the Predators. Just 3:45 into the second period, Frederick Gaudreau beat Murray to put the Predators back on top. Gaudreau completed a successful wraparound attempt to score his third goal of the playoffs after the officials confirmed that the puck crossed the goal line. With his third goal of the playoffs, Viktor Arvidsson made it 3-1 Predators at 13:08. Arvidsson scored on the breakaway to snap his 16-game goalless drought dating back to April 20 against the Chicago Blackhawks at home. Shots were 15-14 in favor of the Predators, who led 3-1 after 40 minutes of play. The Penguins pulled Murray for an extra attacker in the last few minutes of the third period. Forsberg scored an unassisted, empty-net goal — his ninth of the playoffs — from 197 feet away to expand the Predators' lead to 4-1 with 3:23 left in the third. Things got chippy when Mattias Ekholm dropped the gloves with Josh Archibald with 1:39 left in regulation. As a result, Ekholm received roughing and slashing minors while Archibald got called for roughing. Ryan Ellis went to the box for cross-checking Jake Guentzel. The Penguins received a 5-on-3 with 22.4 seconds remaining, but were unable to put one in the net. The Predators beat the Penguins 4-1. Rinne finished with 23 saves for Nashville whereas Murray made 22 saves in a losing effort for Nashville. Series tied 2-2. NotesPenguins' projected linesJake Guentzel - Sidney Crosby - Bryan Rust Chris Kunitz - Evgeni Malkin - Phil Kessel Conor Sheary - Carter Rowney - Scott Wilson Carl Hagelin - Matt Cullen - Patric Hornqvist Brian Dumoulin - Ron Hainsey Ian Cole - Trevor Daley Olli Maatta - Justin Schultz Matt Murray Marc-Andre Fleury Scratched: Mark Streit, Josh Archibald, Oskar Sundqvist, Cameron Gaunce, Jean-Sebastien Dea, Derrick Pouliot, Daniel Sprong, Dominik Simon, David Warsofsky, Frank Corrado, Kevin Porter, Garrett Wilson, Tom Sesito, Tristan Jarry, Sean Maguire Injured: Kris Letang (neck surgery), Tom Kuhnhackl (lower body), Chad Ruhwedel (concussion), Nick Bonino (lower body)Predators' projected linesFilip Forsberg - Colton Sissons - Pontus Aberg Viktor Arvidsson - Mike Fisher - James Neal Austin Watson - Calle Jarnkrok - Craig Smith PA Parenteau - Frederick Gaudreau - Harry Zolnierczyk Roman Josi - Ryan Ellis Mattias Ekholm - P.K. Subban Matt Irwin - Yannick Weber Pekka Rinne Juuse Saros Scratched: Anthony Bitetto, Brad Hunt, Vernon Fiddler, Miikka Salomaki, Cody McLeod, Vladislav Kamenev, Marek Mazanec, Petter Granberg Injured: Kevin Fiala (fractured left femur), Ryan Johansen (acute compartment syndrome), Colin Wilson (undisclosed)Up NextThe series shifts to PPG Paints Arena as both teams face each other in Game 5 Thursday at 8 pm EST on NBC.
    104 Posted by Ana Kieu
  • 17 May 2017
    OTTAWA — The Ottawa Senators contained the Pittsburgh Penguins with five goals en route to a 5-1 victory in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Final at Canadian Tire Centre Wednesday. Both teams wanted to grasp a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven series, but the Senators were the dominant force in a Game 3. The Senators took a commanding 4-0 lead in the first period on four goals by four different players. The Senators quickly jumped out to open the scoring just 48 seconds into the first. Mike Hoffman got a hold of a loose puck down low and banked a quick shot off Marc-Andre Fleury that went in for his fifth goal of the playoffs. The Senators benefited from a fortunate bounce at 10:34 as Marc Methot's shot was stopped by Fleury, but the puck bounced in front and into the net. Methot's second goal of the playoffs made it 2-0 Senators. Shortly after, Clarke MacArthur turned around and found Derick Brassard in front of the net. Brassard tapped a one-timer past Fleury for his fourth goal of the playoffs. The Senators took a 3-0 lead at 12:28. Just 24 seconds later, Zack Smith skated in, picked up his own rebound off the boards and tucked home a wraparound to tally his first goal of the playoffs and extend the Senators' lead to 4-0. The Senators outshot the Penguins 12-10 and led 4-0 after 20 minutes of play. Kyle Turris expanded the Senators' lead to 5-0 with 1:42 left in the second period. Turris fought for a loose puck, carried it to his backhand and slipped it home for his fourth goal of the playoffs. The Senators outshot the Penguins 22-20 and carried a sturdy 5-0 lead to the locker room after 40 minutes of play. Hoffman was called for hooking 4:52 into the third period. Sidney Crosby then ended Craig Anderson's shutout bid with a power-play goal. The play began when Crosby stood near the net and redirected Phil Kessel's shot through Anderson's five-hole for his fifth goal of the playoffs. A brief fight broke out late in the third after Mark Stone dropped the gloves with Scott Wilson. The officials assessed minor roughing penalties to Stone and Wilson. In addition, Evgeni Malkin received a 10-minute misconduct. As a result, the Penguins went on the power play, but were unable to capitalize with the man advantage. The Senators had this game from start to finish and took Game 3 with a 5-1 victory over the Penguins. Anderson finished with 25 saves for Ottawa while Fleury made 19 saves in a losing effort for Pittsburgh.The Senators lead the series 2-1. NotesPenguins' projected linesJake Guentzel - Sidney Crosby - Conor Sheary Chris Kunitz - Evgeni Malkin - Phil Kessel Carl Hagelin - Nick Bonino - Scott Wilson Tom Kuhnhackl - Matt Cullen - Carter Rowney Brian Dumoulin - Ron Hainsey Olli Maatta - Trevor Daley Ian Cole - Chad Ruhwedel Marc-Andre Fleury Matt Murray Scratched: Mark Streit Injured: Bryan Rust (upper body), Justin Schultz (upper body), Patric Hornqvist (upper body), Kris Letang (neck)Senators' projected linesClarke MacArthur - Kyle Turris - Mike Hoffman Bobby Ryan - Jean-Gabriel Pageau - Mark Stone Viktor Stalberg - Derick Brassard - Alexandre Burrows Tommy Wingels - Zack Smith - Tom Pyatt Marc Methot - Erik Karlsson Dion Phaneuf - Cody Ceci Fredrik Claesson - Chris Wideman Craig Anderson Mike Condon Scratched: Ryan Dzingel, Chris Kelly, Ben Harpur, Chris Neil, Colin White, Jyrki Jokipakka, Chris DiDomenicoInjured: Mark Borowiecki (lower body) Mike Sullivan didn't rule out the possibility of dressing seven defensemen, depending on Trevor Daley's status. Streit got some work on the first power-play unit at the Penguins' morning skate. Viktor Stalberg will be a game-time decision. If he plays, Ryan Dzingel will likely come out. Up NextBoth teams return to action Friday for Game 4 at 8 p.m. EST on NBCSN.
    97 Posted by Ana Kieu
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Predators cut Penguins' series lead in half with 5-1 blowout

NASHVILLE — The Nashville Predators cut the Pittsburgh Penguins' best-of-seven series lead with a 5-1 victory in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final at Bridgestone Arena Saturday night.

Five NHL teams (1942 Toronto Maple Leafs, 1966 and 1971 Montreal Canadiens, 2009 Pittsburgh Penguins, 2011 Boston Bruins) won Lord Stanley after being down 0-2 in the Stanley Cup Final. Can the Predators become the sixth team? Only time will tell.

The Predators dropped their first two playoff games, both on the road, but managed to cut the series lead in half Saturday.

Jake Guentzel opened the scoring for the Penguins with his 13th goal of the playoffs 2:46 into the first period. Pekka Rinne originally denied Ian Cole's slap shot, but Guentzel fired the rebound five-hole for a 1-0 Pittsburgh lead.

Shots were 12-6 in favor of the Predators, but the Penguins led 1-0 after 20 minutes of play.

The Predators opened the second period with two goals in a span of 42 seconds to grab a 2-1 lead.

Justin Schultz was called for holding at 15:47. Roman Josi capitalized on the man advantage as he collected Calle Jarnkrok's cross-ice pass and blasted a slap shot past Matt Murray for his sixth goal of the playoffs at 14:09.

Frederick Gandreau gave the Predators their first lead of the game with his second goal of the playoffs. Gandreau controlled the puck in the zone and ripped a wrist shot past the glove side of Murray for a 2-1 lead.

A pass from a flurry behind the Penguins' net took an insane bounce to James Neal, who put the puck past Murray for his sixth goal of the playoffs, extending the Predators' lead to 3-1 with just 22.6 seconds left in the second.

The Predators outshot the Penguins 28-19 and carried a 3-1 lead to the locker room after 40 minutes of play.

Craig Smith scored an unassisted goal — his first of the playoffs — on the breakaway to give the Predators a three-goal cushion 4:54 into the third period. Smith skated down the middle of the ice and quickly fired a shot past the glove side of Murray for a 4-1 lead.

Both teams went to a 4-on-4 after Carl Hagelin and Mattias Elkholm received roughing penalties at 9:18.

The Predators received a power play as Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and Filip Forsberg all headed to the box 2:01 later. Malkin and Forsberg were called for cross-checking while Crosby was called for boarding. Nashville converted their power play for a 5-1 lead at 6:50 after Elkholm fired a long-range slap shot past Murray for his first goal of the playoffs. Elkholm ended his 43-game goalless drought dating back to March 27 against the New York Islanders at Barclays Center.

As of Saturday, 19 different Predators players recorded a goal in this postseason.

The Predators capped off the game with a 5-1 victory over the Penguins. Rinne finished with 27 shots for Nashville whereas Murray made 28 saves in a losing effort for Pittsburgh.
 
Penguins lead the series 2-1.

Notes
Penguins' projected lines
Jake Guentzel - Sidney Crosby - Bryan Rust

Chris Kunitz - Evgeni Malkin - Phil Kessel

Conor Sheary - Carter Rowney - Scott Wilson

Carl Hagelin - Matt Cullen - Patric Hornqvist

Brian Dumoulin - Ron Hainsey

Ian Cole - Trevor Daley

Olli Maatta - Justin Schultz

Matt Murray

Marc-Andre Fleury

Scratched: Mark Streit, Josh Archibald, Oskar Sundqvist, Cameron Gaunce, Jean-Sebastien Dea, Derrick Pouliot, Daniel Sprong, Dominik Simon, David Warsofsky, Frank Corrado, Kevin Porter, Garrett Wilson, Tom Sesito, Tristan Jarry, Sean Maguire

Injured: Kris Letang (neck surgery), Tom Kuhnhackl (lower body), Chad Ruhwedel (concussion), Nick Bonino (lower body)

Predators' projected lines
Filip Forsberg - Colton Sissons - Pontus Aberg

Viktor Arvidsson - Mike Fisher - James Neal

Austin Watson - Calle Jarnkrok - Craig Smith

PA Parenteau - Frederick Gaudreau - Harry Zolnierczyk

Roman Josi - Ryan Ellis

Mattias Ekholm - P.K. Subban

Matt Irwin - Yannick Weber

Pekka Rinne

Juuse Saros

Scratched: Anthony Bitetto, Brad Hunt, Vernon Fiddler, Miikka Salomaki, Cody McLeod, Vladislav Kamenev, Marek Mazanec, Petter Granberg

Injured: Kevin Fiala (fractured left femur), Ryan Johansen (acute compartment syndrome), Colin Wilson (undisclosed)

Up Next

Both teams return to action Monday night for Game 5 at 7 pm CST on NBC.