Kessel does not quit; Penguins Knot Conference Finals Series (1-1)

It took 113 minutes and 5 seconds for the Pittsburgh Penguins to get their first goal against the Ottawa Senators in the NHL Conference Finals of the #StanleyCup playoffs. Frustrated for not being able to capitalize despite being doorstep for a number of scoring opportunities, a swift move by Evgeni Malkin to win the zone while maintaining puck control allowed him to send a quick pass to Kessel who’s initial shot was deflected off the defenseman and landed back on his stick for the game-winning shot and goal. The Penguins dominated the Ottawa Senators in the third period, preventing them from taking a shot and forechecking their puck movement in the neutral zone. The Kessel goal was sweet payoff for the Penguins who were more desperate not to leave Pittsburgh with a 2 game deficit.

The series moves to Ottawa on Wednesday. Don’t expect a lot of goals, but expect a lot of entertainment and big crunching hits. The Penguins will try to remain patient to continue their success. Need to watch it again:

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Sometimes an old ticket from a previous game will work again for another 50 points. Have any laying around your house, try it and let me know. Also, you could search Twitter for old tickets that were posted.

Let’s Go Pens!