Found May 22, 2013 on The Pensblog:
Pittsburgh Penguins @ Ottawa Senators Penguins Lead Series 2-1 NBCSN, CBC, RDS - 7:30 pm/et Scotiabank Place - Ottawa, ON Game four is another game that is a big deal. At the end of the night, the Ottawa Senators could be on the brink of elimination or completely back in the series. The Senators showed that they have life left in game three. Is it enough to bring them even in the series tonight or will the Penguins refocus and push them to the edge? Jussi Jokinen could return to the Penguins line-up tonight. Game One: Penguins lost 2-1 [OT]. What we said in our recap: It's terrible because the Pens went from being up 3 games to none to this now potentially becoming a dogfight. It's stupid because there's no way in Hell you can let a team score a shorthanded goal late to tie it in the final minute, even with the goalie pulled to make it a 5-on-5. It's disappointing because everyone thought the Isles se...

Stanley Cup Playoffs: Eastern Conference Semi-Final: Game 4 – Penguins vs. Senators.

After having their series lead cut in half by a stunning 2 to 1 overtime victory by the Senators Sunday evening, the Penguins were looking to rebound with a decisive victory and take a third game in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference Semi-Final. Ottawa, riding the momentum of both the victory and home ice advantage, was looking to tie the series at a two apiece.   Despite being...

Daniel Alfredsson Says ‘Probably Not’ Comments Taken Out of Context Somewhat

Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson isn’t giving up hope just yet, but he certainly knows it won’t be tough for his team to come back in their series with the Penguins. Alfredsson made news following Game 4 on Wednesday night when he replied with “probably not” after being asked whether or not he thought the Senators could come back and win after being down 3-1 with a 7-3...

Daniel Alfredsson Says Senators Will ‘Probably Not’ Come Back to Beat Penguins

The Ottawa Senators had the opportunity to pull even with the top-seeded Penguins on Wednesday, but they were instead handed a demoralizing 7-3 loss on their home ice. The rout gave Pittsburgh a 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference semifinals, raising the question of whether or not the Sens have a chance to come back against a high-flying Penguins squad led by the NHL’s...

Kris Letang kneed Andre Benoit after Michalek's goal


Travis Yost: ECSF GAME 4: Can Ottawa Even the Series?

Make sure to follow Travis on Twitter! -- A thrilling double-overtime victory against Pittsburgh on Sunday night took the Ottawa Senators off of series life support. If Ottawa can follow suit and successfully defend home-ice for the second time in as many attempts, they'll head back to Pittsburgh in a best-of-three scenario. It's kind of amazing what one goal can do...

Penguins go up 3-1 on Senators

Jarome Iginla and James Neal each scored twice and the Pittsburgh Penguins routed the Ottawa Senators 7-3 on Wednesday night to take a 3-1 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinal series. Sidney Crosby, Chris Kunitz and Pascal Dupuis also scored for Pittsburgh, and Tomas Vokoun made 30 saves. Down 2-1 after the first period, the Penguins scored twice in a 40-second span early in...

Ottawa Senators season all but over

The Ottawa Senators got lucky to win Game 3 of the best-of-seven series with the Pittsburgh Penguins 2-1 in double overtime after their goalie Craig Anderson put on a show facing 50 shots and still winning the game. In Wednesday night's Game 4, the team representing Canada's capital failed to capitalize on the momentum they had from such an inspiring performance. The Pittsburgh...

Daniel Alfredsson's post-game comments decidedly inappropriate

Wow. This is more than a little awkward. As a hockey player and as a captain, I always assumed it would be impossible to criticize Ottawa Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson. He's the prototypical perfect hockey player, a great team guy... and he just completely threw his whole squad under the bus. When asked in a media scrum after the Senators' 7-3 loss to the Pittsburgh...

TiqIQ Ticket Preview: Senators vs. Penguins

By Matthew Feuerman of TiqIQ, Following a 7-3 loss at the hands (or should we say flippers) of the Pittsburgh Penguins Wednesday night, the Ottawa Senators are on their last leg, down 3-1 to arguably the NHL’s top team. Has the Senators’ luck run out, or did they simply run into an unstoppable force they couldn’t overpower with grit, hustle and focus, similar to how...

Scratch his back with a hacksaw:  Penguins broadcaster Mike Lange remains an iconic hockey voice

From Allen Panzeri of the Ottawa Citizen: Honoured by the Hockey Hall of Fame with the Foster Hewitt Memorial Award in 2001, Lange is an icon in the Steel City, following in the big footprints of Bob Prince, who was the voice of the Pirates for 28 years, and Myron Cope, the colour commentator on Steelers’ radio broadcasts for 25 years. Lange is so ingrained as the city’s...

Pens push Sens to the edge with 7-3 rout

Sometimes it's not how you start but how you finish.The Pittsburgh Penguins trailed 2-1 after the first period, then exploded with six unanswered goals to take a commanding 3-1 series lead. James Neal and Jarome Iginla each scored two, while Kris Letang added four helpers in a 7-3 smattering of the Ottawa Senators.The Penguins controlled the puck for most of the first period...

Daniel Alfredsson is either playing mind games or he just basically gave up

So top ten things you don't want to hear from your captain after a tough loss? This is all ten:   Alfie when asked if they can come back. "Probably not. They have too much depth." #Sens — Erin Nicks (@erinnicks) May 23, 2013   Yikes.

Ottawa Senators Head Coach Paul MacLean Gives Best News Conference Ever

Let me qualify what I mean by the best news conference ever. It wasn't a ridiculous kind of conference where someone starting shouting he was a man or about the playoffs or any of a number of epic rants that we've enjoyed over the years. No, this is one that if I was a player for this team or a fan I'd be so pumped up for the next game. Imagine the way you feel every...

Senators-Penguins Preview

Ottawa Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson isn't quite ready for the traditional season-ending handshake. Yet he knows if the Senators can't find a way to slow down slow down the Pittsburgh Penguins, it's coming soon. The Penguins grabbed a 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference semifinals with a 7-3 rout on Wednesday night, leading Alfredsson to offer Ottawa...

Evgeni Malkin vs. Eric Fehr for Play of the Year

Both Washington's Eric Fehr and Pittsburgh's Evgeni Malkin won their first round vote-offs for their respective plays, now they're up against each other.
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