Senators chase Fleury, rout Penguins 5-1 in Game 3

Senators chase Fleury, rout Penguins 5-1 in Game 3

Murray, who started 47 times during the regular season, has backed up Marc-Andre Fleury since returning from injury before Game 7 of a second-round series against the Washington Capitals.

LONDON - The head of the Pyeongchang Olympics organizing committee said Thursday that the NHL isn't being "greedy" preventing hockey stars going to the 2018 Games and he was willing to be flexible to meet their demands. The Pittsburgh Penguins are averaging 3.4 goals per game and are scoring on 23.1 percent of their power plays. Fleury allowed four goals on nine shots before getting the hook, but he is a big reason why the Penguins are where they are.

Before the puck even dropped for their first playoff game, the Pittsburgh Penguins lost their primary goaltender.

I'm no mind reader, but I'm going to guess that the Senators fans couldn't be much happier today, having watched a 5-1 pounding of the Penguins in the first home appearance in Ottawa last night. "We didn't. But they all seemed to go in the net". Wednesday was a peak at what the Penguins now are if they don't get elite goaltending every night. The fourth Senators tally was one Fleury might have been able to prevent had he been really sharp, but it was more the result of a bad defensive play from Brian Dumoulin. It probably wasn't because we went to seven with the Flyers.

The lead organizer of the 2018 Winter Olympics not only defended the NHL's right to keeps it's players from going to the Games, but also stated he is willing to meet the NHL's demands to get the players over to South Korea.

"I think just throughout the league it's so tight now", Clarke MacArthur, another Sens winger, said.

Murray's last start was April 6 before he was sidelined with a lower-body injury through much of the spring.

"Either way I have to be ready", said Murray, who only recently returned to back up Fleury. "It's the toughest game (Friday), I think, for us". "We have a lot of guys who know their team, know what they have and what they can do". Even when they did give up scoring chances, Anderson was dialed in and there to make the saves.

"They get a good bounce on the first one", said Crosby, who scored Pittsburgh's lone goal for his first goal since Game 1 of the second round.

There have been three goals scored by the Penguins in this series and unlike previous year, depth scoring is nonexistent.

It didn't take long for the Senators to get the crowd into it. He performed well as the club's No. 1 goalie this season - posting a.923 save percentage in 49 games - but could face some rust after a lengthy absence from the crease. When it came time for Game 5, Sullivan went with the shakeup in goal, throwing Fleury out to start.

It was a odd game in a weird series in a freaky playoffs, and that's hockey this year.

After his second-straight game with a 10-minute misconduct, Malkin now leads the playoffs with 34 penalty minutes. Maybe, unlike what we've seen from seemingly stable leads in this year's playoffs, they could hang on and win in regulation?

The 27-year-old hasn't played since Game 2 of Ottawa's first-round series against Boston.

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