Crosby Leads Pens Over Sens
Pittsburgh takes 3-0 series lead against last year's East champs
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser User
Posted Apr 14, 2008 10:04 PM CDT
Ottawa Senators' Nick Foligno, left, gets hit by Pittsburgh Penguins' Jordan Staal during the first period.   (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Sean Kilpatrick)
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(Newser) – Sidney Crosby, Jordan Staal and Marian Hossa scored in the third period to lift the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 4-1 victory over the Ottawa Senators on Monday night, taking a 3-0 lead in their first-round series. Maxime Talbot scored in the second period and Hossa also had two assists to push his former team to the brink of elimination.

Game 4 is Wednesday night at Scotiabank Place. Crosby got the tiebreaking goal 12 seconds into the third, stunning the Senators' crowd with his first goal of the playoffs after busting in on a 2-on-1 break and snapping a shot that beat Martin Gerber stick side.