Shots flying during first period
The second period of Tuesday's 5-2 Penguins loss to the Ottawa Senators marked the first period in four games that the team reached double-digit shots on goal. Their 10 shots on Senators goalie Ray Emery ended a string of 14 consecutive periods of nine shots on goal or fewer.
"(Chris Neil) said, 'Your guys are running our guys,' " said Roy, who played for the Senators from 1999-2002. "Well, you know what• In the playoffs, that's how it's going to be, so they'd better stop whining. In the playoffs, people hit. Our hits were legal."
Roy was referring in particular to a hit Eric Boguniecki put on defenseman Anton Volchenkov in the first period. Volchenkov left the ice and didn't return after suffering a possible concussion.
"(Boguniecki) went in with his shoulder. Look at the replay. You can't just start whining like that because your guy gets hit, because something's waiting for them in the playoffs, and the farther you go, the rougher it gets."