Pittsburgh Penguins Outgun Ottawa Senators in Game Three as Crosby, Malkin Score

April 18th, 2010 by Sergey Zikov Leave a reply »
However difficult the Stanley Cup playoffs might be in your own building, they only get twice as hard traveling into enemy territory. The beehive—also known as Scotiabank Place—would be the site of the Pittsburgh Penguins' newest obstacle.

Despite a late winner in Game Two, the Senators had stolen home-ice advantage from the Penguins in the first game of the series at Mellon Arena. But in the process, both teams had lost a key member of their team—Milan Michalek for the Senators and Jordan Leopold for the Penguins.

A rousing version of the anthems were sung by Lyndon Slewidge, as usual, and the most pivotal game of the series was off.

But just like how the Senators struck in Pittsburgh early on, the Penguins also scored on their first shot of the game. Pascal Dupuis made the play along the wall to spring Alexei Ponikarovsky, who was allowed to set up shop in the left circle uncontested. He waited for anyone to get open in front, but instead opted for the shot to beat Brian Elliot short side.

It was the Ukraine Train's first goal in 11 games.

The Penguins then picked up a pair of power plays halfway throug ...

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