The Senators have outworked, out chanced, out skated, out smarted and completely dominated the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Crosby through two periods had only attempted one shot and that was blocked. Fluery allowed five goals and five goal scores to light the lamp. The effort for most of the Penguins was seriously lacking and the Senators looked like the playoff veterans all night. Jarkko Ruuttu managed to stay disciplined the whole night.
What this series comes down to is a contrast between the main strength of the Senators in defense, and the offense of the Penguins, the defenses are pretty similar with but it should be noted that Crosby did not score a single of his fifty-one goals against the Senators and that trend continued tonight. Goaltending is about even between the two teams with the season series having shown both teams goalies can have very bad nights.
Senators win 5-4 over last season Stanley Cup Champions, but the Penguins only showed up for about ten minutes of the game. Senator’s lead the series 1-0.