Pittsburgh Penguins Handle Ottawa Senators 3-1 at Scotiabank Place

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Pittsburgh Penguins Handle Ottawa Senators 3-1 at Scotiabank Place
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The Senators have hit the skids on the road to the playoffs. While they still control their own destiny with three games left in the season, the pressure to clinch a playoff spot is mounting after dropping a 3-1 decision to the Pittsburgh Penguins in an uninspired effort at Scotiabank Place on Monday night. Not only did the Sens fail to exact revenge on Penguins' villain Matt Cooke for injuring top defenceman Erik Karlsson, only Patrick Wiercioch was able to beat Pittsburgh goalie Tomas Vokoun, who made 33 stops in his 700th career game. If that's not bad enough, the undermanned Penguins — without the likes of Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and James Neal — extended their winning streak to seven straight games on goals from Tyler Kennedy, Jarome Iginla and Dustin Jeffrey.

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