Playoff Gameday: Pittsburgh Penguins & Ottawa Senators – Round Two, Game Five

Ottawa Senators @ Pittsburgh Penguins
Penguins Lead Series 3-1

NBCSN, CBC, RDS – 7:30 pm/et

Consol Energy Center – Pittsburgh, PA

In recent years the Pittsburgh Penguins have had difficulty closing out a playoff series at home. Will things change today?

How will the Senators respond to being blown out on Wednesday? For that matter, how will the Penguins respond? The Ottawa Senators have nothing left to lose. Does that mean they'll give everything they have in hopes of coming back in this series? Or is Daniel Alfredsson right and the series is pretty much over?

[Via Benstonium]

Game Four: Penguins won 7-3.

What we said in our recap:

The playoffs are about lessons. Some teams learn. Some teams don't. Some teams die.

With an extra day off between games, the anticipation for Game Four was able to reach its maximum levels as we all waited for some questions to be answered.

Was Game Three a harbinger of bad things to come in this series?
Were the Penguins gonna have to deal with another Halak series?

The questions were answered.
Up 3-2 going into the third, the Penguins found the killer instinct they have sorely lacked, stunning the Senators with 4 goals in 10 minutes and chasing Mr. Anderson out of the net for the second time this series.

Know Your Enemy: Silver Seven

What they're saying:

In the spirit offered to us by our coach, the rest of this preview will be presented without comment. See you in Pittsburgh.

Pittsburgh Penguins Lines:

Chris Kunitz – Sidney Crosby – Pascal Dupuis
James Neal – Evgeni Malkin – Jarome Iginla
Matt Cooke – Brandon Sutter – Tyler Kennedy
Beau Bennett – Jussi Jokinen – Craig Adams

Brooks Orpik – Paul Martin
Mark Eaton – Kris Letang
Douglas Murray – Matt Niskanen

Tomas Vokoun

Ottawa Senators Lines:

Milan Michalek – Jason Spezza – Daniel Alfredsson
Colin Greening – Kyle Turris – Erik Condra
Zack Smith – Mika Zibanejad – Jakob Silfverberg
Cory Conacher – Jean-Gabriel Pageau   – Chris Neil
Marc Methot – Erik Karlsson
Jared Cowen– Sergei Gonchar
Chris Phillips – Andre Benoit

Craig Anderson


Do It.

Go Pens.