Sunday, April 15, 2007

Game 3: Penguins 2 - Senators 4

Sidney Crosby has been doing a pretty good job in this series, but the rest of his team hasn't been quite up to the task of stopping the powerful Senators attack.

The Penguins mustered just 19 shots (5 of them by Sidney) on Ray Emery and couldn't capitalize on a first minute goal by Gary Roberts (who's been great for the Pens) as they lost 4-2 to the Senators.

Sidney Crosby had another good night with 1 goal, 1 assist, 5 shots on goal, and +2 in 21:44 of ice time.

From Yahoo! Sports:
The Ottawa Senators could live with giving away one game to Pittsburgh. What they were determined not to do was give away another playoff series.

Daniel Alfredsson scored twice during a second dominating Ottawa second period in as many days. The Senators made this lead stand, taking Pittsburgh's stars and its crowd out of the game for a 4-2 victory Sunday in Game 3 of their first-round series.

The Senators seized back home-ice advantage -- they have as many as two home games remaining in the series -- by slowing Pittsburgh's stars and getting two key goals from one of their own in Alfredsson.

Ottawa, rebounding from a 4-3 loss at home barely 24 hours before in which it twice squandered third-period leads, takes a 2-1 lead into Game 4 on Tuesday night. Game 5 follows in Ottawa on Thursday.

"We can't afford to get down 3-1," the Penguins' Gary Roberts said. "We know that. We've got to come out with a much better effort Tuesday."

"Teams are focusing on capitalizing when they get their chances and we have to do a better job of not making mistakes," Crosby said.

It would help if M-A Fleury would play much better. He's had 2 bad games and 1 good game. At this rate, the Penguins will lose the series in 6.

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