Gameday 7 – Senators


7:00 PM
CONSOL Energy Center
Know the Enemy:

Sergei Gonchar returns to Pittsburgh.

That's one of our favorite interviews from the Cup win.
Sarge is exhausted and injured, but never happier.
The Cup doesn't come to Pittsburgh that year without Sergei.

This time the booming slapshots from the point will be coming toward the Penguins' net.
The Pens three wins came with Johnson in net, so it's tough to question this start.
In the Senators goal, Pascal Leclaire is once again out with an injury.  This time it's his groin.
Brian Elliot will get the start for Ottawa.
Second gameday in a row that we've received an ET Photoshop.

There probably won't be any changes to the Pens' lines from Saturday:

Chris Kunitz – Sidney Crosby – Pascal Dupuis
Eric Tangradi – Mike ComrieEvgeni Malkin
Matt Cooke – Max Talbot – Tyler Kennedy
Mike Rupp – Mark Letestu – Eric Godard

Paul Martin – Kris Letang
Alex Goligoski – Ben Lovejoy
Deryk Engelland – Andrew Hutchinson

Brent Johnson

The Sens lines, from Empty Netters:

Milan Michalek – Jason Spezza – Daniel Alfredsson
Ryan Shannon – Peter Regin – Alex Kovalev
Jesse Winchester – Mike Fisher – Nick Foligno
Jarkko Ruutu – Chris Kelly – Chris Neil

Matt Carkner – Chris Phillips
Sergei Gonchar – Chris Campoli
Brian Lee – Erik Karlsson

Brian Elliot

It's a shame that we'll have to wait a bit longer to see Michalek versus Michalek.
Completely forgot Jarko Ruutu existed until we typed out the Sens lines.

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