Saturday, April 24, 2010

Ottawa Senators

7:00 PM, Scotiabank Place, Ottawa


Well unfortunatly the Penguins are back to Scotiabank Place for a game six. The friendly confinds of the Mellon Arena hasn't been to friendly in closing games of a series in the past couple of years. I think it was said that the Penguins have closed the last seven series they have won on the road. I guess we hope to make that eight.

What happened on Thursday sucked, a lot but there is nothign to dwell about. Like I said they have closed the series on the road before in more hostile places so I am not really worried. Time to get your mind right.

Looks like all indications are that Chris Conner is going to get the nod in favor of Ruslan Fedotenko. No real surprise there. Tenko has struggled for most of the year and in his limited time on the big club Conner has brought a lot to the table. With TK not making the trip you have to think that conner is going to be inserted onto the third line with Staal and Cooke.

Here is what most think the lines will look like:

Forwards
Kunitz-Crosby-Guerin
Dupuis-Malkin-Ponikarovsky
Cooke-Staal-Fedotenko/Conner
Rupp-Talbot-Adams

Defense
Orpik-Gonchar

Eaton-Letang

McKee-Goligoski

Netminder
Fleury

Some interesting news is that Bing actually got credit for another assist in the Penguins 3 OT loss on Thursday. On Letang's goal it seems as if Guerin totally wiffed on the puck and never touched it so he would not get the assist, giving the secondary assist to Crosby. If you are counting at home that is 14 points this round and at least two points in each contest. The record for the Penguins is 17 points in a season by Sir Buries it.

End it here.

Do it.

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