A preview of the Senators.
When and where: 7:30 p.m. EDT. Consol Energy Center.
TV: Root Sports, TSN, TVA.
Record: 36-31-14, 86 points. The Senators is in fifth place in the Atlantic Division.
Leading Scorer: Erik Karlsson, 73 points (20 goals, 53 assists).
Last Game: 1-0 home win against the Maple Leafs, last night. Craig Anderson made 28 saves for the Senators.
Last Game against the Penguins: 2-1 overtime road loss, Feb. 2. Anderson made 46 saves for the Senators.
Senators Player We Would Bet Money On Scoring: Ales Hemsky. He has eight points in seven career games against the Penguins.
Ex-Penguins on the Senators: None.
Ex-Senators on the Penguins: Jacques Martin, head coach; Ray Shero, general manager.
Useless Senators Trivia Vaguely Related to the Penguins: Ottawa's Chris Phillips has the second-most career games played among active NHL defensemen. Only Stars defenseman and former Penguin Segei Gonchar (1,252) has more.
Best Senators Video We Could Find: Karlsson showing off some fancy skating by scoring a goal against the Oilers this season:
Probable goaltenders: Jeff Zatkoff (12-6-1, 2.66 GAA, .911 SV%) for the Penguins. Craig Anderson (25-16-8, 3.00 GAA, .911 SV%) for the Senators.
Injuries: For the Penguins, centers Marcel Goc (left foot/ankle), Evgeni Malkin (foot) and Joe Vitale ("upper body") are out. Right wingers Chris Conner (foot), Pascal Dupuis (knee) and goaltender Tomas Vokoun (blood clots) are on injured reserve. For the Senators, defenseman Jared Cowen ("lower body") and center Mika Zibanejad (undisclosed) are doubtful. Right winger Bobby Ryan (hernia) is on injured reserve.
Potential lines and defensive pairings: The Penguins did not hold a full morning skate today. Their primary lines and defensive pairings against the Flyers yesterday were:
22 Lee Stempniak - 87 Sidney Crosby - 19 Beau Bennett
49 Brian Gibbons - 36 Jussi Jokinen - 18 James Neal
58 Jayson Megna - 16 Brandon Sutter - 15 Tanner Glass
5 Deryk Engelland - 27 Craig Adams - 39 Harry Zolnierczyk
41 Robert Bortuzzo - 7 Paul Martin
58 Kris Letang - 4 Rob Scuderi
2 Matt Niskanen - 3 Olli Maatta
-The Senators did not hold a morning skate. Their primary lines and defensive pairings against the Maple Leafs last night were:
9 Milan Michalek - 19 Jason Spezza - 83 Ales Hemsky
16 Clarke MacArthur - 7 Kyle Turris - 61 Mark Stone
68 Michael Hoffman - 15 Zack Smith - 22 Erik Condra
14 Colin Greening - 44 Jean-Gabriel Pageau - 25 Chris Neil
3 Marc Methot - 65 Erik Karlsson
46 Patrick Wiercioch - 62 Eric Gryba
4 Chris Phillips - 5 Cody Ceci
-The last time the Penguins played the Senators, this happened:
-Chuck Kobasew was recalled from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.
--Adams has 99 career assists.
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