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April 22, 2010
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Desperate times

Want to experience desperation? Try putting yourself in the skates of the Ottawa Senators, coming to Mellon Arena with a 3-1 deficit in a best-of-seven Eastern Conference quarterfinal series, having lost three consecutive games to the Penguins. “They’re going to …

April 20, 2010
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Spezza sighting

Senators star center Jason Spezza finally scored his first goal of the playoffs on a 5-on-3 power-play to cut it to 6-4 at 7:37 of the third period, but Ottawa failed to take advantage in the additional 1:28 that Matt …

April 20, 2010
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Cleaning up for Crosby

The Senators finally found a way to stop Sidney Crosby, as Pascal Leclaire blocked his shot, but that only allowed Chris Kunitz to record his first playoff tally and give the Penguins a 6-3 lead at 18:11 of the second. …

April 20, 2010
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Coming up big, then short

With Ottawa picking up momentum and Jordan Staal in the penalty box for hooking, Max Talbot came up big with a short-handed goal at 12:38 to give the Penguins a 5-2 cushion. They would need it. Twenty-nine seconds later, Jay …

April 20, 2010
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Ottawa finds its ‘O’

In a matter of four minutes, Ottawa cut a four-goal deficit in half by rediscovering its offensive firepower. Chris Neil scored his second goal of the playoffs, poking a rebound of his own miss past Marc-Andre Fleury to make it …

April 20, 2010
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No stopping Sid

Sidney Crosby tied for the Stanley Cup goal-scoring lead and increased his NHL-best points total to nine with his second tally of the game and fourth of the playoffs for a 4-0 lead at 6:12. Crosby beat goalie Brian Elliott …

April 20, 2010
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Cheaper in a dozen

The Penguins turned a tight game into a 3-0 advantage following a fantastic save and a pair of goals within 12 seconds by Sidney Crosby and Matt Cooke in the fourth minute of the second period. Penguins goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury …

April 20, 2010
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You have to shoot to score

Note to Senators: Don’t bring a sword to a gunfight. Ottawa went 12 minutes, 1 second between shots, a span in which the Penguins attempted a dozen shots on net and took a 1-0 lead on Evgeni Malkin’s power-play goal. …

April 20, 2010
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Malkin scores!

Evgeni Malkin gave the Penguins a 1-0 lead with a power-play goal at 11:50 of the first period of Game 4, tying him with Washington’s Nicklas Backstrom and Vancouver’s Mikael Samuelsson for most in the playoffs. Malkin’s tally came seconds …

April 20, 2010
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Looking for trouble

Ottawa has matched its third line of Chris Kelly, Chris Neil and Jarkko Ruutu against the Penguins’ first line of Sidney Crosby, Bill Guerin and Chris Kunitz — a sign that the Senators are about to stir some trouble. Already, …

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