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Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury makes a save during game three of the Eastern Conference final in the NHL Stanley Cup hock
Ottawa Senators right wing Bobby Ryan (9) deflects a shot on net as Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Matt Murray (30) makes a save during the
Pittsburgh Penguins right wing Carter Rowney (37) shoots against Ottawa Senators goalie Craig Anderson (41) during the second period of
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Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury (29) leaves the bench after being pulled as goalie Matt Murray (30) enters the game during
Ottawa Senators center Kyle Turris (7) has his shot blocked by Pittsburgh Penguins right wing Carter Rowney (37) as goalie Matt Murray
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Ottawa's Marc Methot, Derick Brassard and Zack Smith scored in a 2:18 span midway through the first period to chase Pittsburgh goalie Marc-Andre Fleury out of the game, and the Senators beat the Penguins 5-1 on Wednesday night to take a 2-1 lead in their NHL Eastern Conference finals.
Mike Hoffman opened the scoring 48 seconds in, and the Senators blew it open against the sluggish Penguins a few minutes later. Kyle Turris made it 5-0 late in the second period.
Sidney Crosby ended Craig Anderson's shutout bid with a power-play goal in the third.
Anderson finished with 25 saves. Fleury allowed four goals on nine shots, and Matthew Murray made 19 saves in relief.
Game 4 is Friday night in Ottawa.