Penguins Rout Senators In Opener – NHL Roundup For May 15th
UNDATED (AP) — The top-seeded Pittsburgh Penguins looked every bit the favorite they are to reach the Eastern Conference finals by routing the Ottawa Senators 4-1 in the opener of that conference semifinal series.
Paul Martin and Chris Kunitz scored power-play goals and Pascal Dupuis (paz-KAHL’ doo-PWEE’) added his sixth goal of the playoffs
Tomas Vokoun (voh-KOON’) stopped 35 shots to win his third straight start and top-seeded Pittsburgh never trailed.Game 2 is Friday in Pittsburgh.
In the fourth all-California playoff series in NHL history, the Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings blanked San Jose 2-0. It’s the Kings’ 11th straight win at Staples Center. Jonathan Quick made 35 saves in his sixth career shutout.
Slava Voynov and Mike Richards each had a goal and an assist.
Game 2 is Thursday in L.A.
DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas Stars have fired coach Glen Gulutzan after he failed to lead them to the playoffs for his two years on the job. The Stars were 64-57-9 under Gulutzan, including 22-22-4 in the lockout-shortened 2013 season. Dallas has missed the post-season for a franchise record five straight years.