The Pittsburgh Penguins and Ottawa Senators played Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals in Pittsburgh Monday night. 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, Patric Hornqvist, 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 Englund, 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.
Matt Cullen would get called for slashing and Chris Wideman would get called for cross checking at 14:37 of the first. Conor Sheary would get called for tripping at 17:28. The Senators would have 10 shots to the Penguins 8 in the 1st.
Erik Karlsson would get called for tripping 2:34 into the second period.Sidney Crosby would get called for slashing, Mike Hoffman would get called for cross checking, Jake Guentzel and Dion Phaneuf would get called for roughing at 15:29. The Penguins would have 12 shots to the Senators 6 in the 2nd. .
Phil Kessel would score at 13:05 of the third to give the Penguins a 1-0 lead. Evgeni Malkin and Olli Maatta would get the assists. The Senators would pull the goalie with 1:16 left. Erik Karlsson would ice the puck with 13 seconds left. Chris Kunitz would get called for roughing, Evgeni Malkin would get a misconduct, and Kyle Turris would get called for slashing and a misconduct at 19:46. The Penguins would have 9 shots to the Senators 7 in the 3rd.
The Penguins would go 0 for 1 on the powerplay and would kill their only penalty. Marc-Andre Fleury would make 23 saves in the shutout effort. Phil Kessel would score a goal. Evgeni Malkin and Olli Maatta would each have an assist. The series goes to Ottawa on Wednesday for Game 3 tied at 1 game a piece.