Pens Beat Sens, 5-1
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OTTAWA (KDKA) — The Penguins had a big win in Ottawa, beating the Senators, 5-1.
Tyler Kennedy, Jordan Staal, Ben Lovejoy, Matt Cooke and Zbynek Michalek all netted goals for the Pens who picked up two more points Tuesday night.
Kennedy opened the scoring in the first period. Paul Martin intentionally fired a puck wide of the net and Kennedy was able to deflect it behind Senators goalie Craig Anderson at 9:14, making it 1-0.
In the second period, Jordan Staal made it 2-0 when he found a loose puck in the crease and shoveled it over Anderson at 1:21. Chris Kunitz got the secondary assist on the goal and finished the night with three helpers.
Ottawa got on the board less than a minute later when Ryan Shannon scored a backhander on the power play, but the Pens never allowed the Sens to catch up.
Staal assisted on Lovejoy’s slap shot goal at 3:05 in the second period. A couple minutes later, Cooke made it 4-1, but the goal had to be reviewed. While battling for position in front of the net, the puck went in off of Cooke’s skate.
Michalek, with assists from Dustin Jeffrey and Alex Kovalev, made it 5-1 on a slap shot at 8:47 of the third period. After not scoring a goal in over 90 games, Michalek has three in his last four games.
Brent Johnson had 21 saves. The Pens out-shot the Sens 41-22.
The Penguins are off until Sunday when they will host the New York Rangers at 12:30 p.m.