The Pittsburgh Penguins and Ottawa Senators played Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals in Pittsburgh Saturday nigh. Marc-Andre Fleury would start for the Penguins. Craig Anderson would start for for the Senators. David Warsofsky, Trevor Daley, Kevin Porter, 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, Carl Hagelin, Sean Maguire, and Tristan Jarry would be the scratches for the Penguins. Nick Paul, Mike Blunden, Chris Kelly, Jyrki Jokipakka, Viktor Stålberg, Chris Neil, Andreas England, Christopher Didomenico, Ben Harpur, Mark Borowiecki, Paul Varone, Colin White, Max McCormick, Matt O’Connor, and Chris Driedger would be the scratches for the Senators.
Clarke MacArthur would get called for hooking at 3:43 of the first. The Senators would get a too many men on the ice on the ice that would be served by Mark Stone at 4:58. Jean-Gabriel Pageau would score at 14:32 to make it 1-0 Senators. Bobby Ryan would get the lone assist. Zack Smith would get a delay of game penalty at 16:12. Fredrik Claesson would get called for high sticking at 19:25. The Penguins would have 8 shots to the Senators 6 in the 1st.
Evgeni Malkin would get called for holding 49 seconds into the second period. Mark Stone would get called for interference at 7:33. Ottawa would have 12 shots to the Penguins 11 in the 2nd.
Chad Ruhwedel would get called for hooking at 1:22 of the third. Evgeni Malkin would score at 14:25 to tie the game at 1. Chris Kunitz and Ron Hainsey would get the assists. The Senators would have 14 shots to the Penguins 7 int the 3rd. With the game tied at 1 the game would go into overtime. Bobby Ryan would score 4:59 into Overtime to give the Senators a 2-1 win. Jean-Gabriel Pageau and Mark Stone would get the assists.
The Penguins would go 0 for 5 on the powerplay and kill both penalties. Marc-Andre Fleury would make 33 saves on 35 shots. Evgeni Malkin would score a goal. Chris Kunitz and Ron Hainsey would each have an assist. The Penguins trail in the series 1 games to none. Game 2 is on Monday night in Pittsburgh.