The Pittsburgh Penguins and Ottawa Senators played Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals Thursday May 25 in Pittsburgh. Matt Murray would start in goal for the Penguins. Craig Anderson would start in net for the Senators. Josh Archibald, Frank Corrado, Jean-Sebastien Dea, Cameron Gaunce, Patric Hornqvist, Tristan Jarry, Tom Kuhnhackl, Sean Maguire, Kevin Porter, Derrick Pouliot, Chad Ruhwedel, Tom Sestito, Dominik Simon, Daniel Sprong, Mark Streit, Oskar Sundqvist, David Warsofsky, and Garrett Wilson would be the scratches for the Penguins. Mike Blunden, Mark Borowiecki, Alexandre Burrows, Christopher DiDomenico, Chris Driedger,, Andreas Englund, Ben Harpur, Jyrki Jokipakka, Max McCormick, Chris Neil, Matthew O’Connor, Nick Paul, Phil Varone, Colin White and Tommy Wingels would be the scratches for the Senators.
Scott Wilson would get called for slashing at 14:58 of the first period. The Penguins would have 6 shots to the Senators 5 in the 1st.
Chris Kunitz would score at 9:55 of the second to make it 1-0 Penguins. Conor Sheary and Matt Cullen would have the assists. Mark Stone would score his 5th of the playoffs at 10:15 to tie the game at 1. Erik Karlsson and Jean-Gabriel Pageau would get the assists. Olli Maatta would get called for high sticking at 16:26. The Penguins would have 15 shots to the Senators 12 in the 2nd.
Dion Phaneuf would get called for interference at 11:19 of the third. Justin Schultz would score on the powerplay at 11:44 to make it 2-1 Penguins. Phil Kessel and Chris Kunitz would get the assists Ryan Dzingel would score at 14:41 to tie the game at 2. Erik Karlsson and Kyle Turris would get the assists. The Penguins would have 12 shots to the Senators 8 in the 3rd. The Game would go into sudden death overtime
No one score in the first overtime. The Penguins would have 8 shots to the Senators 2 in the 1st OT. Chris Kunitz would score 5:09 into the second overtime to give the Penguins the 3-2 win. Sidney Crosby and Justin Schultz would get the assists. The Senators would have 2 shots to the Penguins 1 in the 2nd OT.
The Penguins would score on the lone power play chance and kill of both penalties. Matt Murray would make 27 saves on 29 shots. Chris Kunitz would have 2 goals and 1 assist. Justin Schultz would have a goal and an assist. Matt Cullen, Conor Sheary, Phil Kessel, and Sidney Crosby would each have an assist. The Penguins advance to the Stanley Cup Final and play game 1 in Pittsburgh against the Nashville Predators on Memorial Day.