The game was up in the air for a while. Until it wasn't. Holy shit.
Pens will have a chance to bury the Sens on Friday night, and it will probably happen.
Recap in the a.m.
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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?
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The Pens' overtime loss in Ottawa in Game 3 was the organization's first road OT playoff loss since Game 5 of the 2001 Eastern Semifinals against Buffalo. It was Saturday, May 5, 2001. It was a day game. We'll never forget it.
Interestingly enough, the Pens won the first two games of that series, as well, before dropping the next three, the third coming on this stab in the back from ex-Pen (and one of our favorite Pens) Stu Barnes:
There's not a lot of video evidence on the Internet of this series.
Moreover, there is scant photographic evidence on the Internet of this series, as well.
OR SO WE THOUGHT
We've uncovered a game-by-game recap of this series as told by a Sabres fan on an Angelfire page. We hope 15 years from now, someone will be as happy to stumble upon our game recaps as we are to stumble across this Angelfire page.
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-- Jesse from Faceoff-Factor brings it:
I don’t place a single ounce of blame for this goal on one player more than another. After repeatedly watching it, all five guys bear the burden of blame. And I can exemplify that in one simple screen cap.
-- Hooks at Pensburgh does his thing:
5 Sutter - not really his fault. Used his positioning to push them towards the wall upon entry to blue line and tried to get there to deflect the pass. Failed to do so, of all the players out there, he was the only one consistent in what he was doing, just got there a tick too slow.
-- GTOG has some thoughts:
And who replaces Crosby on the ice? Brandon "I play like the back of a piece of sandpaper" Sutter. Maybe Sutter is an OK defensive player and we could understand him being out there if it was for a face-off but when you're up a man you cannot simply try to keep everything to the outside and get in shooting lanes. YOU'RE UP A MAN. Go get the puck.
-- Rob Rossi chimes in:
Letang and Malkin headed to the bench flashing signs of frustration. Crosby tried to boost Malkin by stick-tapping his shin guard. Veteran defenseman Brooks Orpik motioned with his hand for Letang to calm down.
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