Penquins Oust Senators, Blackhawks Win in NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs
The defending Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins eliminated the Ottawa Senators from the National Hockey League playoffs with a 4-3 overtime win.
Pascal Dupuis scored in overtime for the Penguins, who were down by as much as three goals during Game 6 at Scotiabank Place in Ottawa, Ontario. The win gave Pittsburgh a 4-2 advantage in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference quarterfinals.
Matt Cullens, Chris Neil and Daniel Alfredsson put the Senators ahead 3-0 midway through the second period.
The Penguins countered with two goals by Matt Cooke and Bill Guerin to force the game into overtime.
At the United Center in Chicago, Marian Hossa scored in overtime after a five-minute penalty to put the Chicago Blackhawks within a game of round two with a 5-4 win over the Nashville Predators.
Patrick Kane scored a goal at 19:46 of the third period to tie the game for the Blackhawks at 4-4 after the Predator’s Martin Erat had back-to-back goals to give Nashville a 4-3 lead.
Chicago, with a 3-2 advantage in the series, can eliminate the Predators with a win April 26 in the Western Conference quarterfinals in Nashville.
In a late game, the San Jose Sharks, ahead 3-2 in the series, were trying to eliminate the Colorado Avalanche.
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