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Round 3
Stanley Cup Final

Power play lifts Penguins to 4-1 victory over Senators in series opener

Tuesday, 05.14.2013 / 10:25 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Power play lifts Penguins to 4-1 victory over Senators in series opener

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - Paul Martin and Chris Kunitz scored power-play goals and Pascal Dupuis added his sixth goal of the playoffs and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Ottawa Senators 4-1 in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals on Tuesday.

Evgeni Malkin extended his points streak to seven games with a goal and an assist for Pittsburgh.

Game 2 is Friday night.

Tomas Vokoun stopped 35 shots to win his third straight start and top-seeded Pittsburgh never trailed.

Colin Greening scored for the Senators. Craig Anderson made 26 saves but Ottawa had no answer for Pittsburgh's power play.

The Penguins are 9 of 24 with the man advantage through seven playoff games, best of the eight teams remaining in the post-season.

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I don’t know if it was more relief for me that [Stamkos] scored or the power play scored. It was a whole compilation of Alka Seltzer.

— Lightning coach Jon Cooper after Steven Stamkos broke a long scoring drought and Tampa Bay's struggling power play scored four times in Game 2 at Montreal