The Pittsburgh Penguins and Ottawa Senators played Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals in Ottawa Wednesday night. Marc-Andre Fleury would start for the Penguins. Craig Anderson would start for for the Senators. Justin Schultz, David Warsofsky, Kevin Porter, Bryan Rust, Garrett Wilson, Frank Corrado, Cameron Gaunce, Tom Sestito, Mark Streit, Tom Kuhnhackl, Jean-Sebastien Dea, Oskar Sundqvist, Daniel Sprong, Josh Archibald, Dominik Simon, Derrick Pouliot, Patric Hornqvist, Sean Maguire, and Tristan Jarry would be the scratches for the Penguins. Nick Paul, Mike Blunden, Chris Kelly, Jyrki Jokipakka, Chris Neil, Andreas Englund, Christopher Didomenico, Tommy Wingels, Ben Harpur, Mark Borowiecki, Paul Varone, Colin White, Max McCormick, Matt O’Connor, and Chris Driedger would be the scratches for the Senators.
Mike Hoffman would score his 5th of the playoffs 45 seconds into the first to make it 1-0 Senators. Alexandre Burrows and Kyle Turris would get the assists. Marc Methot would score at 10:34 to make it 2-0. Bobby Ryan and Derrick Brassard would get the assists. Derick Brassard would score at 12:28 to make it 3-0. Clarke MacArthur and Bobby Ryan would get the assists. Zack Smith would score at 12:52 to make it 4-0. Marc Methot and Erik Karlsson would get the assists. Matt Murray would replace Marc-Andre Fleury in net for the Penguins. Senators would have 12 shots to the Penguins 10 in the first period.
Trevor Daley would get called for holding at 7:10 of the second. Chad Ruhwedel would get called for slashing at 9:57. Dion Phaneuf would get called for interference at 14:39. Mike Turris would score at 18:18 to make it 5-0. Mike Hoffman and Fredrik Claesson would get the assists. Zack Smith would get called for Goalie Interference, Jean-Gabriel Pageau and Evgeni Malkin would both get called for roughing at the end of the period. The Penguins and Senators would each have 9 shots in the 2nd.
Matt Cullen would get called for slashing at 2:19 of the third. Mike Hoffman would get called for tripping at 4:52. Sidney Crosby would score on the powerplay at 6:37 to make it 5-1. Phil Kessel and Mark Streit would get the assists. Jake Guentzel would get called for slashing at 12:40. Scott Wilson and Mark Stone would each get called for roughing at 18:04. Evgeni Malkin and Mark Stone would each get a misconduct at 18:04. Senators would have 7 shots to the Penguins 6 int the 3rd.
The Penguins would go 1 for 3 on the Powerplay and kill off all 4 penalties. Marc-Andre Fleury would make 5 saves on 9 shots. Matt Murray would make 19 saves on 20 shots. Sidney Crosby would score a goal. Phil Kessel and Mark Streit would each have an assist. Game 4 is on Friday in Ottawa with the Penguins trailing in the series 2-1.