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Senators Crush The Penguins To Take The Series Lead

Photo by: Adrian Wyld

In a crucial game three between in the Eastern Conference finals between the Ottawa Senators and the Pittsburgh Penguins, it was the Senators who dominated. The Senators dominated this game on all levels, winning the game 4-1. 

It didn’t take long for the scoring to start in this game, as 48 seconds into the first period, Mike Hoffman got the Senators on the board with his fifth goal of the playoffs. 

That wasn’t the only goal the Senators scored in the period, as they scored four goals in the first 20 minutes. Marc Methot gave the Senators a 2-0 with his second goal of the playoffs. A couple minutes later Derick Brassard widened the Senators lead to 3 with his fourth goal of the playoffs. Only 14 seconds after the Brassard goal, Zack Smith gave the Senators a four goal lead with his first goal of the playoffs. 

The second period was not filled with as much offense as in the first. Only one goal was scored in the second period and Kyle Turris gave the Senators a five goal lead with his fourth goal of the playoffs.

The Penguins were able to get on the board in the third period with a power play goal by Sidney Crosby. Crosby scored his fifth goal of the playoffs. 

Craig Anderson stood on his head in game three as he stopped 25 of 26 shots faced. The Penguins will look to tie the series up in game 4. The next game will be played on Friday and the game will be at 8:00 pm EST, and the game will be broadcasted on NBCSN.

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