The Pittsburgh Penguins and Ottawa Senators played Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals Sunday May 21 in Pittsburgh. Matt Murray would start in goal for the Penguins. Craig Anderson would start in net for the Senators. Frank Corrado, Jean-Sebastien Dea, Cameron Gaunce, Patric Hornqvist, Tristan Jarry, Tom Kuhnhackl, Sean Maguire, Kevin Porter, Derrick Pouliot, Chad Ruhwedel, Justin Schultz, Tom Sestito, Conor Sheary, Dominik Simon, Daniel Sprong, Oskar Sundqvist, David Warsofsky, and Garrett Wilson would be the scratches for the Penguins. Mike Blunden, Mark Borowiecki, Alexandre Burrows, Christopher DiDomenico, Chris Driedger, Ryan Dzingel, Andreas Englund, Jyrki Jokipakka, Chris Kelly, Max McCormick, Chris Neil, Matthew O’Connor, Nick Paul, Phil Varone, and Colin White would be the scratches for the Senators.
Olli Maatta would score at 8:14 of the first to make it 1-0 Penguins. Bryan Rust would have the lone assist. Matt Cullen would get called for tripping at 9:10. Mark Stone would get called at 10:08 for slashing. Sidney Crosby would score on the powerplay at 12:03 to make it 2-0. Trevor Daley and Evgeni Malkin would get the assists. Bryan Rust would score at 16:04 to make it 3-0. Nick Bonino and Carter Rowney would get the assists.Mike Condon would replace Craig Anderson in net after the Rust goal. Craig Anderson would return to the game at 17:32. Scott Wilson would score at 18:17 to make it 4-0. Carter Rowney and Nick Bonino would get the assists. The Penguins would have 15 shots to the Senators 12 in the 1st.
Mike Condon would be in net to start the second period. Matt Cullen would score at 1:54 to make ti 5-0. Mark Streit and Carter Rowney would get the assists. Nick Bonino would get called for high sticking at 8:00. Tommy Wingels would get called for Roughing at 19:00. The Penguins would have 13 shots to the Senators 7 in the 2nd.
Phil Kessel would score a powerplay goal 50 seconds into the third to make it 6-0. Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin would get the assists. Bryan Rust would get called for slashing at 5:25. Clarke MacArthur would get called for roughing at 7:21. Chris Kunitz and Dion Phaneuf would each get a unsportsmanlike conduct at 8:03. Trevor Daley would score on the powerplay at 8:49 to make it 7-0. Phil Kessel and Evgeni Malkin would get the assists. Ian Cole would get called for holding at 9:48. The Penguins would have 8 shots to the Senators 6 in the 3rd.
The Penguins would go 3 for 3 of the powerplay and kill all 4 penalties. Matt Murray would make 25 saves in a shutout effort. Bryan Rust, Phil Kessel, Sidney Crosby, and Trevor Daley would each have a goal and an assist. Matt Cullen, Scott Wilson, and Olli Maatta would have a goal each. Evgeni Malkin and Carter Rowney would each have 3 assists. Nick Bonino would have 2 assists. Mark Streit would have 1 assist. The Penguins currently lead the series 3-2 and play Game 6 in Ottawa on Tuesday May 23.