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  • Ottawa Senators Derick Brassard celebrates (19) his goal against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the first period of Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Eastern Conference finals, Wednesday, May 17, 2017, in Ottawa, Ontario. (Peter Diana/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP)

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 10:57 pm

Senators chase Fleury, rout Penguins 5-1 in Game 3

Associated Press

OTTAWA, Ontario – Marc Methot, Derick Brassard and Zack Smith scored in a 2:18 span midway through the first period to chase goalie Marc-Andre Fleury and the Ottawa Senators beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-1 on Wednesday night to take a 2-1 lead in the Eastern Conference finals.

Mike Hoffman opened the scoring 48 seconds in, and the Senators blew it open against the sluggish Penguins a few minutes later. Kyle Turris made it 5-0 late in the second period.

Sidney Crosby ended Craig Anderson's shutout bid with a power-play goal in the third.

Anderson finished with 25 saves. Fleury allowed four goals on nine shots, and Matthew Murray made 19 saves in relief.

Game 4 is Friday night in Ottawa.