Marc Andre Fleury made 23 saves and Miroslav Satan, Philippe Boucher each scored their first goal of the playoffs as the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Carolina Hurricanes 3-2 Monday night at Mellon Arena to take a 1-0 series lead in the Eastern Conference Finals. Pittsburgh got off to a strong start in the first period setting the tone early and striking first. Winger Miroslav Satan jumped out of the penalty box, and went in all alone on goaltender Cam Ward beating Ward with a backhand goal at 9:17 of the first period to put the Penguins up 1-0 in the first.
Pittsburgh 4 ‚Äì Ottawa 3 Tyler Kennedy signed a two year extension eight days ago and he rewarded the Penguins front office this afternoon scoring two goals including the OT winner. Kennedy has been among the Penguins top performers in training camp and moved up to the 2nd line with Petr Sykora out of the lineup. Kennedy got the Penguins on the board 38 seconds into the game and the Penguins controlled the play for the first ten minutes of the game. Kennedy‚Äôs first goal of the season with his first in 29 games dating back to last season. Down 1-0 the Senators picked up the physical play and tied the game at 1-1 when Shean Donovan (1) scored with (Assists: Dean McAmmond, Filip Kuba). Pittsburgh had chances in the first period to get up early on the Senators but they struggled on the power play going 0-5 Head coachRead More »
Lineup Updated 1:40 p.m. – Senators center Mike Fisher did participate in the morning skate but has been ruled out of today’s game. The Senators second line will now be Chris Kelly -Antoine Vermette – Jesse Winchester. Updated 1:14 p.m. – A source told me Bissonnette not Thomas will play. At least that’s the way it looked in the morning skate. Ruslan Fedotenko-Sidney Crosby-Miroslav Satan Jordan Staal-Evgeni Malkin-Tyler Kennedy Matt Cooke-Max Talbot-Pascal Dupuis Paul Bissonnette-Jeff Taffe-Eric Godard D-Pairs Orpik – Letang Gill – Scuderi Eaton – Sydor Scratches – Bill Thomas & D Alex Goligoski Starting Goalie: Marc Andre Fleury