The Pittsburgh Penguins used their lethal power play to extend their lead in Game 1 of an Eastern Conference semifinal series. They led the Ottawa Senators 3-1 at the second intermission after Chris Kunitz scored at 18:33.
The Senators spent much of the period pushing for an equalizer, but failed to convert on their only power play. When Cory Conacher was penalized for holding Kunitz's stick with 2:03 left in the period, the Penguins special teams crew went to work.
That wasn't the most exciting crease work of the period, however. The 5'8 Conacher got into a lengthy joust with 6'2 Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik that began in the crease behind Penguins goalie Tomas Vokoun and continued out into the slot:
Orpik was making his presence known all over the Penguins zone, including this hit on Eric Gryba that left both hitting the deck:
That hit was costly for the Senators. Gryba left the game with an upper body injury and the Senators said he would not return.