Sunday, April 18, 2010

Penguins Playoff Game Day 3 - Conference Quarterfinals @ Ottawa Senators

Ottawa Senators

6:30 PM, Scotiabank Place, Ottawa


The series now shifts from the friendly confinds of the Igloo to the hostile enviorment which is known as Scotiabank Place in Ottawa. The Penguins have given up home ice advantage to the Senators who know how three of the next five games (if needed) will be at Scotiabank. I doubt that makes a difference. The Penguins can win on the road. The Penguins had the second most road wins (22) in the Eastern Conference this year so going on the road should be no sweat.

I am not sure, I am no expert:



Joke.

Jordan Leopold will not be making the trip as Disco said they knew he wasn't going to play in either game so they will just keep in him Pittsburgh for observation. I like that move a lot.

Jay McKee will take the place of Leopold tonight, but that is not a long term solution possibly. The Penguins called up Ben Lovejoy and McKee is playing tonight for his roster spot the rest of the postseason. Lovejoy will not play in part because the Penguins want him to get a few practices in, so the heat is really on McKee. I think that will work to help McKee, give him something to play for.

Not sure if we will see the 300 intro from 2007, but it was pretty decent:



We will also most definatly get a very good anthem:



Dude is no Jimmerson, but he is good. Also love how the crowd basically sings it. Legit.

I am sure the lines will be similar. A good start would be awesome, but if the Penguins play like they did on Friday then we should have nothing to worry about.

Do it.

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