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Senators beat Pens 2-1 to force Game 7

Ottawa Senators defenseman Dion Phaneuf (2), Senators goalie Craig Anderson (41) and Ottawa Senators defenseman Marc Methot (3) celebrate after defeating the Pittsburgh Penguins in game six of the Eastern Conference final in the NHL Stanley Cup hockey playoffs in Ottawa on Tuesday, May 23, 2017. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press via AP)

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) Craig Anderson and the Ottawa Senators bounced back nicely two days after a blowout loss put them on the brink of elimination.

Anderson stopped 45 shots, Mike Hoffman scored the tiebreaking goal early in the third period and the Senators beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 2-1 Tuesday night to force a decisive Game 7 in the Eastern Conference Finals.

The 36-year-old Anderson was coming off a pair of rough outings, including Sunday when he was pulled after yielding four goals in Ottawa's 7-0 loss in Game 5 at Pittsburgh.

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Goals
Rank Player G
1 S. Crosby, Pit44
2t N. Kucherov, TB40
2t A. Matthews, Tor40
4t B. Marchand, Bos39
4t V. Tarasenko, StL39
6 J. Skinner, Car37
7 P. Laine, Wpg36
8t C. Atkinson, Cls35
8t M. Pacioretty, Mon35
10t P. Kane, Chi34
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Save Percentage
Rank Player Sv%
1 S. Bobrovsky, Cls.931
2 J. Howard, Det.927
3 C. Anderson, Ott.926
4 B. Holtby, Was.925
5 J. Gibson, Anh.924
6 S. Darling, Chi.924
7 D. Dubnyk, Min.923
8 M. Murray, Pit.923
9 C. Price, Mon.923
10 A. Nilsson, Buf.923
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