Canes drop Eastern Conference Finals Opener in Pittsburgh

Posted by Andy Durham on May 19, 2009 at 2:17 am under Professional | Comments are off for this article

From the Associated Press –
Miroslav Satan and Philippe Boucher scored their first goals of the playoffs and goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury made certain Carolina didn’t get its offense going, leading the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 3-2 victory over the Hurricanes in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals Monday night.

Game 2 will be Thursday night following the first of as many as three two-day breaks in the drawn-out series.

Evgeni Malkin had a goal and an assist on a night Sidney Crosby, the leading scorer in the playoffs with 22 points, was limited to an assist. Satan and Malkin scored less than 90 seconds apart midway through the first period for the Penguins, who are trying to win back-to-back conference championships for the first time since 1991-92.


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