The Pittsburgh Penguins had chances, and plenty of them in the first period. Led by captain Sidney Crosby whose line had 20 shots, 19 scoring chances, and eight high-danger chances, the Penguins peppered Ottawa Senators goalie Joonas Korpisalo.
The Penguins also lost 5-2 at PPG Paints Arena, their fifth loss in eight games and fourth loss in five games.
Dan Kingerski attempted to make sense of yet another defeat, this time after the Penguins failed to crack a goalie who is not among the game’s best. Dan also took questions that ranged from the simple (and exasperated) “Why” to the more serious “How do they fix the lack of finish?”
Defenseman Kris Letang sat in his locker stall, arms folded, looking down. Jake Guentzel spoke softly. Even coach Mike Sullivan similarly seemed a little bit dispirited, neither angry nor encouraging.
From the locker room scene to the analysis, the Five-Minute Penguins postgame: