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Associated Press, Published April 20 2010

NHL playoffs: Cullen nets goal, 2 assists in Sens loss

OTTAWA – Sidney Crosby had four points, including two of Pittsburgh’s five goals in the second period, leading the Penguins to a 3-1 series lead.

Moorhead’s Matt Cullen had a goal and two assists for Ottawa.

Crosby assisted on Evgeni Malkin’s power-play goal 11:50 in, the only score of the first period.

Crosby scored two of Pittsburgh’s three goals in a 2:25 span early in the second. Matt Cooke scored 12 seconds after Crosby’s first goal to make it 3-0, and the Penguins’ 22-year-old captain added his fourth goal of the series at 6:12 to chase Brian Elliott.

Chris Kunitz had a goal and two assists and Maxime Talbot had a goal and an assist as the teams combined for eight goals in the second, one short of the NHL playoff record for goals in a period.

Jordan Staal scored in the third period and Marc-Andre Fleury made 26 saves for his third straight win.