Pittsburgh Penguins Gameday 56: Ottawa Senators

Ottawa Senators (24-21-10) @ Pittsburgh Penguins (38-15-2)
Root Sports, TSN, RDS – 7:30 pm/et 
Consol Energy Center – Pittsburgh, PA

 

It wasn't very pretty for the Penguins the last time they met the Senators. Hopefully it will be better today. Letang is still out.

STATS, INFO & NOTES:

Leading Scorers:

Penguins: Sidney Crosby (27G, 48A, 75P)
Senators: Erik Karlsson (13G, 38A, 51P)

Starting Goaltenders:

Penguins: Marc-Andre Fleury (29-13-1, 2.28 GAA, .917 Sv% )
Senators: Craig Anderson (18-11-7, 3.07 GAA, .906 Sv% )

Last Games:

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Penguins: Lost to Phoenix Coyotes 3-1.
Senators: Lost to Toronto Maple Leafs 6-3.

Previews from Team Websites: [Penguins] [Senators

Opposition Blog: [Silver Seven]
What They're Saying: "Game 56 Preview"

The Ottawa Senators start a tough week with a game against Captain Douchebag and the Penguins in Pittsburgh tonight. The Penguins are a very impressive 22-4-0 at home and 15-1-0 in the last 16 at home. The Senators did rout them 5-0 in their meeting in Ottawa in December, so there is that at least.

What Happened Last Time: December 23, 2013 – Pens lost 5-0 [Our Recap]

Basically the Sens gave the Pens the business and didn't even have the courtesy to spread their cheeks.

– Crosby got abused all game long. We usually have to wait until playoff time for Crosby to start getting physical attention, so this is probably a good thing; let him get used to it.

– No one died for the Pens in this one, so that was good. Dupuis may be out for a while, though.

Penguins Player(s) to Watch: Marc-Andre Fleury.

Senators Player(s) to Watch: Clarke MacArthur. He likes to score against the Pens.

Gif that Seems Appropriate for Today's Game: 

Also, we have to include this video somewhere.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=Gi5nCd1ZVrw

Never forget.

Pittsburgh Penguins lines via Daily Faceoff:

Chris Kunitz – Sidney Crosby – Brian Gibbons
Jussi  Jokinen – Evgeni Malkin – James Neal
Tanner Glass – Brandon Sutter – Jayson Megna
Taylor Pyatt – Craig Adams – Deryk Engelland

Brooks Orpik – Paul Martin
Rob Scuderi – Robert Bortuzzo
Olli Maatta - Matt Niskanen

Marc-Andre Fleury

Ottawa Senators lines via Daily Faceoff:

Clarke MacArthur – Kyle Turris – Bobby Ryan
Milan Michalek – Jason Spezza – Mika Zibanejad
Colin Greening – Zack Smith – Chris Neil
Cory Conacher – Stephane Da Costa – Erik Condra

Jared Cowen – Erik Karlsson
Marc Methot – Eric Gryba
Patrick Wiercioch – Cody Ceci

Craig Anderson

 

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