First-round breakdown: Senators vs. Penguins

Updated: April 9, 2007, 4:50 PM ET
By Scott Burnside | ESPN.com

All eyes will be on Sidney Crosby and his band of young guns in their first NHL playoff competition. The Penguins matured well ahead of schedule and blazed a path to the playoffs behind Crosby, who won his first NHL scoring title, rookie of the year shoo-in Evgeni Malkin (85 points, nine more than Colorado's Paul Stastny) and Jordan Staal, who could earn a spot on the rookie ballot with his 29-goal performance and emergence as a top-notch penalty killer.

The Penguins face a Senators team ...

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