Thursday, April 12, 2007

Game 1: Senators 6 - Penguins 3

Sidney Crosby

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.

From Yahoo!:
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."

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