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Game 1 is important, but let's look at what's happened to the Pittsburgh Penguins after game one's in the Sidney Crosby era.

2007 First round, Ottawa Senators Game 1: 3-6 loss (at Ottawa) Game 2: 4-3 win Series result: Sens win 4 games to 1.

2008 First round, Ottawa Senators Game 1: 4-0 win (in Pittsburgh) Game 2: 5-2 win Series result: Pens win 4 games to 0. Second round, New York Rangers Game 1: 5-4 win (in Pittsburgh) Game 2: 2-0 win Series result: Pens win 4 games to 1 EC Finals, Philadelphia Flyers Game 1: 4-2 win (in Pittsburgh) Game 2: 4-2 win Series result: Pens win 4 games to 1 SC Finals, Detroit Red Wings Game 1: 0-4 loss (in Detroit) Game 2: 0-3 loss Series result: Red Wings win 4 games to 2 2009 First round, Philadelphia Flyers Game 1: 4-1 win (in Pittsburgh) Game 2: 3-2 win Series result: Pens win 4 games to 2. Second round, Washington Capitals Game 1: 2-3 loss (in Washington) Game 2: 3-4 loss Series result: Pens win 4 games to 3 EC Finals, Carolina Hurricanes Game 1: 3-2 win (in Pittsburgh) Game 2: 7-4 win Series result: Pens win 4 games to 0 SC Finals, Detroit Red Wings Game 1: 1-3 loss (in Detroit) Game 2: 1-3 loss Series result: Penguins win 4 games to 3 2010 First round, Ottawa Senators Game 1: 4-5 loss (in Pittsburgh) Game 2: 2-1 win Series result: Pens win 4 games to 2. Second round, Montreal Canadiens Game 1: 6-3 win (in Pittsburgh) Game 2: 1-3 loss Series result: Canadiens win 4 games to 3 2011 First round, Tampa Bay Lightning Game 1: 3-0 win(in Pittsburgh) Game 2: 1-5 loss Series result: Lightning win 4 games to 3. The point? There's been all sorts of wins after losses, losses after wins and then the series result can be independent of all of that.