Senators vs. Penguins live stream, Game 2

Lynette Rowe
May 19, 2017

Ryan ended the game with a backhander at 4:59 in overtime, the fifth OT-winner of his career and the sixth extra-time win of the 2017 postseason for the Senators.

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, bottom center, applauds along with other Pittsburgh Penguins fans as he during the third period of Game 2 of the Eastern Conference final in the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Ottawa Senators, Monday, May 15, 2017, in Pittsburgh.

The goal gave the Penguins a 1-0 lead over the Senators, a score that would stick the rest of the way as the Penguins defeated the Senators Monday at PPG Paints Arena to even up the Eastern Conference Finals at 1-1. "It's the Stanley Cup champions and we're expecting the next game they're going to be coming out roaring and at their very best". "You just want to not get too high after one win".

Unlike in the regular season, the Sens managed to control the shot and shot attempt battle at 5-on-5 thanks to patient play, quick counterattack, and good puck support in all three zones. “But at least now when I say theres going to be pushback the guys can imagine it now. "That's all I'm trying to do".

Not that it seems to bother Ottawa.

On Sunday morning, Sullivan showed the Penguins video of all the occasions Game 1 when firing a shot would have been a better choice.

Having said that, it's only one game.

We know utilizing their speed is the Pens' best bet to get some offensive zone time.

Boucher said that his team's concentration would be on "the first ten minutes of this game". If anything, he's embraced it. They've already faced plenty of adversity in these playoffs - injuries, ridiculous playoff seeding, injuries...injuries - but one thing they haven't faced yet is how how to bounce back from a 2-0 deficit in a series. Now Ottawa finds itself on equal footing and hardly appeared intimidated by the stage.

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And it was a ghastly turnover from Dumoulin that led directly to Jean-Gabriel Pageau's game-opening goal with 5:28 remaining in the first period. Sidney Crosby needs to start scoring for Pittsburgh.

As poorly as the Penguins played Saturday night, it really wasn't all that surprising considering Pittsburgh just finished off a tough series versus the Capitals three days earlier.

Of the Senators' nine playoff wins so far, eight have been by one goal. "We put it behind them". This Penguins team is exhausted from an emotional series that not only went a full seven games but was also, in typical Penguins style, riddled with injuries.

For long stretches, it felt like the game could have been played in mid-December instead of mid-May, which was just fine by Ottawa.

From late in the second period until after Kessel scored, the Senators went 18:53 without a shot before Fleury stopped one by Zack Smith. Before, we talked, ‘Hey theres going to be a little pushback, but it always stays a little fictional because you havent lived it.

The Senators almost claimed a 2-0 lead at 12:48 of the second on a wraparound play by Alexandre Burrows. They left goaltender Craig Anderson out to dry on occasion and were saved by his stellar performance.

The Senators know it and theyre prepared for it.

"We were prepared for it", forward Bryan Rust said, "but it does look a little different when you're playing against it".

Anaheim hung on through a frenetic third period, surviving a few mad scrambles before captain Ryan Getzlaf got his third assist of the night on Vermette's empty-netter. "We just did the ordinary things well, and we stuck to it". "So it's been healthy for us". It also lifted Malkin past Jaromir Jagr into third place on Pittsburgh's all-time playoff points list with 148. Crosby set up two plays that ended with pucks ringing off the posts. The call was upheld upon review. Over the past six games, the Penguins power play has scored twice on 22 chances.

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