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About the Senators - Game 2 - 05-17-13

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, 6 points (2 goals, 4 assists).

Last Game: 4-1 road loss to the Penguins in Game 1, Tuesday. Craig Anderson (right) made 26 saves for the Senators.

Probable goaltenders: Tomas Vokoun (3-0, 1.28 GAA, .962 SV%.) for the Penguins and Craig Anderson (4-2, 2.17 GAA, .938 SV%) for the Senators.

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

Potential lines and defensive pairings: The Penguins did not practice with a full crew at today's morning skate. Consider this an educated guess:

14 Chris Kunitz  - 87 Sidney Crosby -  9 Pascal Dupuis
18 James Neal- 71 Evgeni Malkin - 12 Jarome Iginla
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 did not practice with a full crew at today's morning skate. Consider this an educated guess based off yesterday's practice:

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
73 Guillaume Latendresse - 15 Zack Smith - 25 Chris Neil

3 Marc Méthot - 65 Erik Karlsson
4 Chris Phillips - 61 Andre Benoit
2 Jared Cowen - 55 Sergei Gonchar

Notes:

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

-Adams and Letang did not participate in the morning skate for undisclosed reasons (PG+)

-Dan Bylsma speaks:

-The Great Joe Vitale speaks:

-Crosby speaks:

-Michalek did not participate in the morning skate either.

-Senators coach Paul MacLean was named a finalist for the Jack Adams Award along with the Blackhawks' Joel Quenneville and the Ducks' Bruce Boudreau.

-Our live blog begins at approximately 6:30 p.m. Please tune in.

(Photo: Rob Carr/Getty Images)

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