First-round breakdown: Penguins vs. Senators

Updated: April 7, 2008, 2:52 AM ET
By Scott Burnside | ESPN.com

Last spring, everyone was watching the young Penguins and teenage scoring champion Sidney Crosby as they ventured into the playoffs for the first time. It was a short but compelling lesson in playoff hockey administered by the Ottawa Senators, who dispatched the Pens in five before reaching their first Stanley Cup finals.

A year later, the Penguins came within two points of the Eastern Conference title and play a Senators team that limped into the postseason, decimated by injury and ...

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