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Game Preview: Pens-Sens (Game 2)

by Sam Kasan @PensInsideScoop / Pittsburgh Penguins

The Pens host Ottawa in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Final. 

MATCH: Penguins vs. Senators

SERIES: Eastern Conference Final, 1-0 OTT

TIME: 8 p.m. EST

PLACE: PPG Paints Arena

TV: NBCSN

RADIO: 105.9 FM, the X

WHAT TO WATCH FOR:

The Pens look to rebound after dropping Game 1, 2-1, in overtime … Evgeni Malkin scored the lone goal for Pittsburgh and extended his NHL playoff scoring lead to 19 points (6G-13A) … The Pens power play went 0 for 5 in the opening contest, including 45-seconds worth of a 5-on-3. The Pens had 4 man-advantage chances in the 1st period alone … Goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury made 33 stops in Game 1 … Pittsburgh injuries: Trevor Daley (lower-body), Carl Hagelin (lower-body), Kris Letang (herniated disc) ... The Senators improved to 6-1 in overtime during this postseason. In fact, 6 of their 9 victories have come in extra time … Bobby Ryan scored the overtime tally in Game 1, his 5th overall of the postseason. He ranks 2nd on the team with 11 points … Jean-Gabriel Pageau scored his 8th goal of the postseason, putting him 1 behind NHL leader Jake Guentzel … Erik Karlsson skated a game-high 30:34 minutes of ice time … Goalie Craig Anderson stopped 27 of 28 shots against ... Ottawa injuries: Mark Borowiecki (lower-body), Viktor Stalberg (undisclosed).

MORNING SKATE REPORT:

*The Pens had an optional morning skate. Several players took the option to do off-ice work. They include Daley, Matt Cullen, Brian Dumoulin, Chris Kunitz, Carl Hagelin, Ron Hainsey, Evgeni Malkin, Patric Hornqvist, Phil Kessel, Sidney Crosby. 

*Daley skated on his own prior to the morning skate. 

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