PLAYOFF GAMEDAY – GAME ONE – SENATORS

 

7:00 PM
 
Mellon Arena
 
Listen to the game at [WXDX]
 
Know the Enemy:
 
 
Here we are.
 
The Stanley Cup Playoffs.
The last postseason in Igloo history.
The chance to repeat as champions.
 
Once again we face the Ottawa Senators.
 
2007
 
2008
 
The rubber match.
Tradition dictates that the winner of this series will lose in the Stanley Cup Final.
 
We've waited all season for this.
The playoffs are here.
Get ready.
 
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Brian Elliot will start for Ottawa.
It will be his first Stanley Cup playoff game.
 
Proposes Senators line combinations:
 
Peter Regin – Jason Spezza – Daniel Alfredsson
Milan Michalek – Mike Fisher – Matt Cullen
Jarkko Ruutu – Chris Kelly – Chris Neil
Nick Foligno – Zack Smith – Jesse Winchester

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Chris Phillips – Anton Volchenkov
Matt Carkner –     Erik Karlsson
Andy Sutton – Chris Campoli

Brian Elliott

 
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Matt Cooke and Chris Kunitz will be game-time decisions.
Brooks Orpik is expected to play.
 
Proposed Penguins line combinations:
 
Pascal Dupuis – Sidney Crosby – Bill Guerin
Ruslan FedotenkoEvgeni MalkinAlexei  Ponikarovsky
Mike Rupp – Jordan Staal – Tyler Kennedy
Eric Godard – Max Talbot – Craig Adams

Sergei Gonchar – Mark Eaton
Brooks Orpik – Kris Letang
Jordan Leopold – Alex Goligoski

Marc-Andre Fleury

 
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A story from the Pens website about the Igloo White Outs.
 
Faceoff-Factor has a playoff roundtable posted.
 
The Penguins have opened their Playoff Portal.
 
You have until 5PM to set your Rinktology team. UPDATED, you now have until 7:00pm
 
If you find anyone selling Pensblog knockoffs, please send us a pic. TRY TO GET HIS EMAIL ADDY TO.
 
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The Igloo is all dressed up for her final run:
 
 
From Sean Leahy's Twitter, the first fan in front of the big screen:
 
 
10AM today.
Unreal.
 
 
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Blackberry and iPhone wallpapers from Matthew P:
 
 
 

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The long road begins again.
It takes 16 wins to claim Lord Stanley's Cup.
Each of the 16 teams that will enter this postseason start off with zero.
The Cup isn't ours anymore.
Winning last year means nothing.
 
To win we'll have to dig deep.
We'll have to give that extra effort.
We'll have to want it more.
 
No team has won back-to-back championships since the Red Wings did it in '97 & '98.
This is our chance at history.
This is our shot at glory.
This is the Stanley Cup playoffs.
 
We've gotta go with who's hot:
 
 
Do it.
 

Go Pens.
 

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