Senators vs Penguins Final: 5-1 - Recap
The battle between the Senators and Penguins didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Pittsburgh was handed a 5-1 defeat on Tuesday at Consol Energy Centre.
Ottawa won as a +120 underdog, while Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 5.5 were rewarded at the payout window.
Ottawa got goals from Milan Michalek (2), Chris Neil, Jason Spezza, and Bobby Butler in the victory. Neil opened the scoring at 11:13 of the first period.
Craig Anderson turned in a 29-save effort for the Senators.
Evgeni Malkin scored for the Penguins, finding the net behind Craig Anderson.
Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 13 of 15 shots for the Penguins, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
Ottawa scored 1 time on 4 chances on the power play, while Pittsburgh went 0-for-1 with the man advantage.
Ottawa lost the shots on goal battle to Pittsburgh by a margin of 30-23.
Next game, Ottawa takes its act on the road to face New York looking for another win. For Pittsburgh, they head on the road to face Washington.