First-period report: Um, where's the 5-on-5 play?

Updated: May 4, 2009, 8:19 PM ET
By Scott Burnside

WASHINGTON -- Well, that was a bit of a weird period, no? The Penguins finally broke through on the power play for their first extra-man goal since late in Game 3 of the first round. Sidney Crosby's goal from close in -- how did he sneak in behind the Caps' defense undetected? -- gave the Pens a 1-0 lead through the first period.

But the Penguins have to be a bit disheartened after not being able to take advantage of a 46-second 5-on-3 late in the first. They looked dreadful for the ...

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