Pittsburgh Penguins even Eastern Conference final with victory in Game 4
Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby (87) scores on Ottawa Senators goalie Craig Anderson (41) as Senators left wing Viktor Stalberg (24) defends during the second period of Game 4 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Eastern Conference finals, Friday, May 19, 2017, in Ottawa, Ontario. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press via AP)
The Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the Ottawa Senators 3-2 in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference final on Friday night.
The victory evened the series 2-2. The teams will return to Pittsburgh for Game 5 on Sunday at 3 p.m.
Pittsburgh jumped out to a 3-0 lead starting with an Olli Maatta goal late in the first period. Sidney Crosby added a power play goal 7:41 into the second period and, four minutes later, Brian Dumoulin scored the Penguins’ third goal.
Ottawa started making a push with a Clarke MacArthur goal 18:22 into the second period. Tom Pyatt scored in the third period to pull the Senators within one goal, but they couldn’t get any closer than that.
Pittsburgh outshot Ottawa 35-26. Matt Murray took Marc-Andre Fleury’s place in the net for the Penguins, finishing with 24 saves.