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Matt Cooke Show: 4th Win Is Always The Toughest

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PITTSBURGH (93.7 The Fan) – On Wednesday night, the Pittsburgh Penguins demolished the Ottawa Senators, 7-3. On Thursday morning, Penguins winger Matt Cooke joined Vinnie & Cook for his weekly appearance on Sportsradio 93.7 The Fan.

Despite the lopsided win, Cooke knows this series isn’t over yet.

“It’s a race to four games, and you’ve got seven games to get there, the quicker you can get over what happened yesterday, the better you’re going to be tomorrow. You can’t get stuck on something that’s really good or really bad, because at the end of the day it’s one loss. Or one win,” Cooke said.

Pittsburgh’s win in Game 4 was marked by a goal-scoring explosion for the Penguins.

“Obviously, [Senators goalie Craig] Anderson has played great throughout the playoffs, and we really felt that we needed to get a lot of shots to make him work and wear him down,” Cooke said. “We found the back of the net with James [Neal] in the first, and it just felt like we carried the play.”

Cooke also tells which of his teammates stepped up most in Game 4, recalls his nifty assist to Pascal Dupuis, and shares his thoughts on Tomas Vokoun’s ascension to the starting goalie’s role.

Matt Cooke joins Vinnie & Cook each week, exclusively on Sportsradio 93.7 The Fan.