When the Ottawa Senators took at 1-0 lead just 48 seconds into Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Final on Wednesday night, the hockey world asked in unison: ‘Can the Senators hold the Pittsburgh Penguins scoreless for the next 59 minutes and 12 seconds?’
But lest anyone believe the Senators can only play low-scoring affairs, they added a second goal at 10:34. Then a third goal at 12:28. And then a fourth goal at 12:52.
And then the Senators got snarky:
The boring Ottawa Senators lead 4-0 in the first period. #ALLIN
— Ottawa Senators (@Senators) May 18, 2017
Mike Hoffman got it going first, thanks to a fortunate bounce off the end boards:
Derek Brassard then made it 3-0 with a layup in front of the crease after a Clarke MacArthur shot:
Then Zach Smith scored on his own rebound:
In total, nine different Sens had points in the first period.
Fleury lasted just 12:52 in Game 3, before being replaced by Murray, whom he replaced in Game 1 of the first round after Murray injured himself in warm-ups.
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