Cornwall ON – The Ottawa Senators surprised the Stanley Cup Defending Champion Pittsburgh Penguins beating them 5-4 in regulation time. The Sens out shot the Penguins 26-21 in an example of Grit overcoming Guile as Ottawa’s grinders and character guys led the way.
Chris Neil, Chris Kelly, and Jarkko Ruutu all had big games and the D kept Pittsburgh under 25 shots. Brian Elliot was good enough to get the win.
In other Play Off Scores Philadelphia held on and beat New Jersey 2-1 in their first game.
Colorado fed SJ their annual play-off serving of yogurt and choked the Sharks 2-1 in their opener as well.
The only home team to win was Phoenix, 3-2 over Detroit.
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