Paul Martin and Chris Kunitz scored power-play goals and Pascal Dupuis added his sixth goal of the playoffs as the host Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Ottawa Senators, 4-1, in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals Tuesday.
Evgeni Malkin extended his points streak to seven games with a goal and an assist for Pittsburgh.
Tomas Vokoun stopped 35 shots to win his third straight start and top-seeded Pittsburgh never trailed.
Craig Anderson made 26 saves, but Ottawa had no answer for Pittsburgh's power play.
The Dallas Stars fired coach Glen Gulutzan after he failed to make the playoffs in two seasons at the helm.
New general manager Jim Nill announced the move Tuesday. Nill replaced Joe Nieuwendyk, who also was fired after four years without taking the Stars to the postseason.