Ottawa Senators Erik Karlsson during his teams game day skate at the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Ottawa Senators face the Pittsburgh Penguins in game one of their conference semi-final tonight. May 14,2013. Errol McGihon/The Ottawa Sun/QMI Agency
PITTSBURGH - Player 65 saw more ice time than any other in Game 1, and during fleeting moments of his 26:58, even looked a little like the old Erik Karlsson.
But not nearly often enough.
The fact is, Karlsson was outplayed by Pittsburgh Penguins defenceman Kris Letang in the opening game of the Eastern Conference semi-final, just like he didn't perform at the same speed as P.K. Subban in Round 1.