Best of Three: Why The Pittsburgh Penguins Defeated Ottawa in Round One

April 25th, 2010 by Sergey Zikov Leave a reply »
It might not have been pretty. It certainly wasn't how Dan Bylsma envisioned the evening going. But the Penguins managed to prevail in Game Six at Scotiabank Place despite falling behind 3-0 early on. 

Thanks to Pascal Dupuis, the Penguins have booked a trip to the Eastern Conference Semifinals once more, but their opponent is unknown. While they wait for the Bruins, Sabres, Flyers or Canadiens, the team has a few days to rest up and try to get healthy again. 

So let's look back at the series that was with the Ottawa Senators. A best-of-three if you will, as the two teams had also met in 2007 and 2008. 


Game One - Ottawa 5, Pittsburgh 4

Penguins Player of the Game: Evgeni Malkin (69.6%); 2 goals, 1 assist, even , 4 SOG.

Best Moment: Down two goals and running out of time, Captain Sidney Crosby took the puck behind Brian Elliot's cage and continued to battle. Making a no-look behind the back pass, he put it right on the stick of Alex Goligoski, who then in turn played his part and launched a wrist shot to the only quarter-inch of netting Elliot didn't have covered.

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