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About the Senators - 01-27-13

Written by Seth Rorabaugh on .

A preview of the Senators.

When and where: 3 p.m. EST. ScotiaBank Place.

TV: Root, SportsNet-East, TVA.

Record: 3-1-0, 6 points. The Senators are in fourth place in the Eastern Conference and second place in the Northeast Division.

Leading Scorer: Kyle Turris, 5 points (four goals, 1 assist).

Last Game: 6-4 road loss to the Lightning, Friday. Captain Daniel Alfredsson (right) recorded two assists for the Senators.

Last Game against the Penguins: 8-4 home win, March 24, 2012. Matt Cooke scored two goals for the Penguins.

Senators Player We Would Bet Money On Scoring: Erik Karlsson. He has 10 points in 10 career games against the Penguins.

Ex-Penguins on the Senators: Sergei Gonchar, D.

Ex-Senators on the Penguins: Randy Sexton, assistant director of amateur scouting; Ray Shero, general manager.

Useless Senators Trivia Vaguely Related to the Penguins: The Senators' leading scorer during their inagural season of 1992-93 was former Penguins defenseman Norm MacIver who had 63 points.

Best Senators Video We Could Find: THIS ... IS ... AN AWFUL RIP-OFF OF "300!":

Probable goaltenders: Marc-Andre Fleury (1-1-0, 3.01 GAA, .882 SV%) for the Penguins. Craig Anderson (3-0-0, 0.67 GAA, .976 SV% in 2011-12) for the Senators

Injuries: For the Penguins, right winger Tanner Glass (unknown) is a game-time decision. For the Senators, left winger Guillaume Latendresse (unknown) is doubtful. Defensemen Jared Cowen (hip) and Mike Lundin (finger) are on injured reserve.

Potential lines and defensive pairings: The Penguins lines and defensive pairings at yesterday's practice:

Chris Kunitz - Sidney Crosby - Pascal Dupuis
Tyler Kennedy - Evgeni Malkin - James Neal
Matt Cooke - Brandon Sutter - Dustin Jeffrey
Eric Tangradi - Joe Vitale - Craig Adams

Matt Niskanen - Kris Letang
Brooks Orpik - Paul Martin
Deryk Engelland - Ben Lovejoy

-The Senators did not have a morning skate today or practice yesterday. Their lines and pairings against the Lightning Friday were:

Milan Michalek - Jason Spezza - Jakob Silfverberg
Zack Smith - Kyle Turris - Daniel Alfredsson
Colin Greening - Peter Regin - Chris Neil
Kaspars Daugavins - Jim O'Brien - Erik Condra

Marc Methot - Erik Karlsson
Chris Phillips - Sergei Gonchar
Mark Borowiecki - Andre Benoit

Notes:

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

-Glass skipped practice yesterday after slamming hard into the boards in Winnipeg Friday.

-Malkin and Gonchar are BFFs. Just not at the rink.

-Fleury has 22 career shutouts. He needs one more to surpass goaltender Tom Barrasso for most in franchise history.

-Malkin (323 assists) needs two assists to pass right winger Rick Kehoe (324) for seventh place on the franchise's all-time assist list.

-Our live blog, direct from our couch, begins at approximately 4:55 p.m. Please tune in.

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