About the Senators - Game 1 - 05-14-13

Written by Seth Rorabaugh on .

A preview of the Senators.

When and where: 7:30 p.m., EDT. Consol Energy Center.

TV: NBC Sports Network, CBC, RDS.

Leading postseason scorer: Daniel Alfredsson (right), 6 points (2 goals, 4 assists)..

Last Game: 6-1 road win against the Canadiens, Friday. Cory Conacher had two goals for the Senators.

Last Game against the Penguins: 3-1 home loss, April 22. Dustin Jeffrey had a goal and an assist for the Penguins.

Probable goaltenders: Tomas Vokoun (2-0, 1.41 GAA, .957 SV%.) for the Penguins and Craig Anderson (4-1, 1.80 GAA, .950 SV%) for the Senators.

Injuries: For the Penguins, they are reporting no injuries. For the Senators, left winger Mike Hoffman (collarbone) and defenseman Patrick Weircioch ("lower body") are out. Center Dave Dziurzynski (concussion) and Jason Spezza (back) are on injured reserve.

Potential lines and defensive pairings: The Penguins primary lines and defensive pairings at today's morning skate were (PG+):

9 Pascal Dupuis - 87 Sidney Crosby - 12 Jarome Iginla
14 Chris Kunitz - 71 Evgeni Malkin - 18 James Neal
10 Brenden Morrow - 16 Brandon Sutter - 24 Matt Cooke
27 Craig Adams - 46 Joe Vitale - 48 Tyler Kennedy

44 Brooks Orpik - 7 Paul Martin
58 Kris Letang - 2 Matt Niskanen
5 Deryk Engelland - 2 Douglas Murray

-The Senators primary lines and defensive pairings at today's morning skate were:

89 Cory Conacher - 7 Kyle Turris - 11 Daniel Alfredsson
9 Milan Michalek - 93 Mika Zibanejad - 33 Jakob Silfverberg
14 Colin Greening - 44 Jean-Gabriel Pageau - 22 Erik Condra
28 Matt Kassian - 15 Zack Smith - 25 Chris Neil

3 Marc Méthot - 65 Erik Karlsson
4 Chris Phillips - 55 Sergei Gonchar
2 Jared Cowen - 62 Eric Gryba


The last time the Penguins' played the Senators, this happened:

This too:

-Crosby is one point from tying Ron Francis for fourth most postseason points in franchise history with 100.

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(Photo: Al Bello/Getty Images)

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