roundup: Penguins, Senators win series openers
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[April 28, 2017]
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WASHINGTON -- Nick Bonino scored the
go-ahead goal with 7:24 remaining, Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 33
shots and the Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the Washington Capitals
3-2 on Thursday night to take a 1-0 lead in their best-of-seven
Eastern Conference semifinal series.
Bonino's second goal of the playoffs came 4:31 after Washington tied
the score on Evgeny Kuznetsov's goal. Fleury then withstood a
barrage of shots in the final minutes to hold the lead.
Sidney Crosby scored two goals 52 seconds apart to give Pittsburgh a
2-0 lead early in the second period. Patric Hornqvist assisted on
both. Crosby has four goals and nine points in six playoff games
this season and 10 goals and seven assists in 14 playoff contests
versus the Capitals.
Washington's Alex Ovechkin scored his fourth goal of these playoffs
to cut the deficit to 2-1 late in the second period.
Senators 2, Rangers 1
OTTAWA -- Erik Karlsson's shot from the goal line with 4:11 left in
the third period snuck past Henrik Lundqvist to give Ottawa a
victory over New York.
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Senators goaltender Craig Anderson made 34 saves, beaten only by
Ryan McDonagh in the second period. Ryan Dzingel also scored for
Ottawa, which leads the best-of-seven Eastern Conference semifinal
Lundqvist was exceptional in the scoreless first period, stopping 21
shots while the Rangers tested Anderson 12 times.
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