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Pittsburgh Penguins vs Ottawa Senators takes place in the Stanley Cup Playoffs Game 5 on Friday night with the Penguins looking to finish things off and close out the series with a win. The game is scheduled to start at 7.30 p.m. ET and can be watched online through free live stream (details below).
In Game 4 the Penguins took apart the Senators in the third period, sending shock waves through the NHL playoffs. The performance showed that they are indeed one of the best teams in the NHL, and can compete with anyone else this postseason.
Four goals in the third period saw them destroy the Senators 7-3, and sets them up to close the series out in Game 5 at home tonight.
The Penguins made some mistakes in the first period in Game 4, allowing Ottawa to go 2-1 up after 20 minutes. However, the second period saw the Penguins come back well to lead 3-2 at the start of the third period.
Pittsburgh got an early power play in the third period, with Sergei Gonchar receiving a penalty for high-sticking. The man advantage opened the way for the Penguins to show what they are made of, and they quickly went 4-2 up.
The Senators continued to try fighting but they were quickly worn down and just over five minutes later things went from bad to worse for Ottawa.
Pascal Dupuis scored a short-handed goal for a 5-2 lead, and then Crosby sent fans into raptures with a goal 30 seconds later to make it 6-2.
There was no coming back from that position for the Senators, and the game ended 7-3. Ottawa will have to get their heads back up and perform tonight if they don't want their season to be over.
Pittsburgh Penguins vs Ottawa Senators is scheduled to start at 7.30 p.m. ET and can be watched online through free live stream by clicking here.