So, Sidney and the boys got a good schoolin' from the Senators in Game 1 of the series.
Marc-Andre Fleury was the suck, Sidney had a goal called off, and the Sens offense just had their way with the Penguins all night long like Lionel Ritchie.
Sidney did score a goal in 22:43 of ice time. He also finished -1 with 3 shots on goal. Obviously, Sidney should have had two goals, but the video goal judges were heavily biased and did their jobs poorly.
Sidney Crosby found little to celebrate after his first NHL playoff game.
Andrej Meszaros and Chris Kelly scored 5:01 apart early in the first period and the Ottawa Senators ruined Crosby's postseason debut with a 6-3 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday night in the opening game of the Eastern Conference first-round series.
Tom Preissing made it 3-0 with a power-play goal 14:38 into second after Ottawa scored twice on Marc-Andre Fleury in the opening period when the Senators had a 16-4 shots advantage.
Crosby scored one goal and had another disallowed.
"Instead of going out there and trying to set the tone ourselves, I think we tried go out there and feel things out," Crosby said. "When you do that, you get caught watching sometimes and unfortunately they were able to get a lead on us."
The 19-year-old Crosby, who led the NHL with 120 points, scored the game's final goal at 19:11 for his first playoff point. He also had a goal waved off 37 seconds into the third after Dany Heatley put Ottawa up 4-1 with a power-play goal 28 seconds earlier.
"That actually helped us bear down and focus a little more," Preissing said. "When we did restore that three-goal lead, maybe we let up a little bit, and I think that non-goal helped restore our focus."