Senators Even Series With Rangers, Penguins’ Offense Explodes for 10 Goals to Draw First Win


Ten goals in a hockey game may make sense if it's the total tally, but Pittsburgh hit that mark on its own against the Flyers on Wednesday.

Seven different Penguins scored, en route to the team's first win in the series. Philadelphia now takes its 3-1 series lead to Pittsburgh to try and finish off the Penguins once and for all.

Of course, even with fans focusing on the offensive action in Pennsylvania, two other games were played Wednesday night. The Ottawa Senators managed to even their series with the top-seeded Rangers at two games apiece, and the top-seeded Canucks finally got on the board with their first win in their series with the Kings.

Here are the recaps from the games that took place Wednesday, April 18. Be sure to check out more of our in-depth Associated Press recaps and previews.

Pittsburgh Penguins 10, Philadelphia Flyers 3

PHILADELPHIA — Sidney Crosby, at last, found a way to silence the Flyers fans that love to hate him from warmups to the final horn.

How? Crosby and the Penguins dished out the kind of punishment they can only hope swings the series back their way. Read the complete story here.

Ottawa Senators 3, New York Rangers 2

OTTAWA — The opportunistic Ottawa Senators find themselves tied 2-2 with the New York Rangers without ever leading in regulation play.

Kyle Turris scored at 2:42 of overtime to give Ottawa a 3-2 victory Wednesday night, the Senators' second extra-period win in the Eastern Conference series. Read the complete story here.

Vancouver Canucks 3, Los Angeles Kings 1

LOS ANGELES — Cory Schneider made 43 saves and stopped Dustin Brown's penalty shot in his first career playoff victory, Daniel Sedin sparked Vancouver's power play in his return from injury, and the top-seeded Canucks avoided an embarrassing first-round sweep with a 3-1 victory over the Los Angeles Kings in Game 4 on Wednesday night.

Kevin Bieksa scored the go-ahead goal, and Alex Edler and captain Henrik Sedin scored the first two power-play goals of the series for the Canucks, who emphatically avoided becoming the first Presidents' Trophy-winning team in the post-expansion era to get swept out of the first round. Read the complete story here.

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