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Game Preview: Pens-Sens (Game 4)

by Sam Kasan @PensInsideScoop / Pittsburgh Penguins

The Pens face off against Ottawa in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Final. 

MATCH: Penguins vs. Senators

SERIES: Eastern Conference Final, 2-1 OTT

TIME: 8 p.m. EST

PLACE: Canadian Tire Centre


RADIO: 105.9 FM, the X


The Pens will start goaltender Matt Murray in Game 4. It was be Murray's 1st start of the postseason. Murray, who led the team to the 2016 Stanley Cup title, stopped 19 of 20 shots in 47 minutes of a relief appearance in Game 3 … The Pens are searching for answers on the goal-scoring front. The team has scored a total of 3 goals in the first 3 games of the series … Pittsburgh is 11-2 all-time in the playoffs following a loss under head coach Mike Sullivan … Forwards Bryan Rust, Patric Hornqvist and Tom Kuhnhackl and defenseman Justin Schultz have been ruled out of the game. They are all still listed as day-to-day … Pittsburgh injuries: Hornqvist (upper-body), Kuhnhackl (lower-body), Kris Letang (herniated disc), Rust (upper-body), Schultz (upper-body) … The Senators offense exploded for 5 goals in Game 3 with an even distribution among the team. 5 players chipped in 2 points while 10 were on the scoresheet … Goalie Craig Anderson has stopped 80 of 83 shots faced against the Pens (.964 save percentage) … Bobby Ryan has 4 points (1G-3A) against Pittsburgh … Erik Karlsson was a plus-4 in Game 3 and plus-5 on the series … Forward Alex Burrows will be a game-time decision.

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