PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Penguins came out flying on Sunday afternoon with what was perhaps their best start of the playoffs.
What was amazing about the entire sequence is Senators coach Guy Boucher pulled starting goalie Craig Anderson in favor of backup Mike Condon after the the third goal, only to put Anderson back in after the next stoppage.
Anderson promptly gave up a goal on the first shot he faced after returning.
Crosby’s goal came on a deflection in front of the net on a power play, while Bonino’s goal was the result of a dominant shift from the Penguins that saw them spend nearly two minutes cycling the puck in the offensive zone.
Anderson was replaced by Condon for the start of the second period.