Brenden Morrow decided Sidney Crosby couldn’t do all the scoring.
Crosby notched the hat trick for the Pittsburgh Penguins, but Morrow scored the winning goal as the Penguins defeated the Ottawa Senators 4-3 on Friday to take a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference semifinal.
Morrow’s goal gave Pittsburgh a two-goal lead before the midway point of the second period, however Jean-Gabriel Pageau scored for Ottawa early in the third, setting up for a close finish.
Despite tough fight, Stars hand Wild their sixth straight loss
This dominant win is a heck of a way for the Kings to begin an imposing seven-game road trip, which continues against the New York Islanders on Thursday. The Bruins probably want to burn the tape on this one themselves, as they’re about to head on a six-game road trip.
Per @EliasSports: @LAKings had 9 different skaters score in a game for 5th time in franchise history. Last: Jan. 21, 1987 vs. PIT (10-5 W).
Some hockey players resist the urge to wear a visor, at least if they’re given that choice.
Perhaps a few will say “Hey, Nathan Beaulieu will just punch it off anyway.”
Maybe not, but Beaulieu provided a rather unique moment in his fight with Cedric Paquette during the Montreal Canadiens – Tampa Bay Lightning game. You can watch that bout in the video above, and see a cut on the Lightning pest’s face from that blow.