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Game Preview: Pens-Sens (Game 5)

by Sam Kasan @PensInsideScoop / Pittsburgh Penguins

The Pens host the Ottawa Senators in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Final.

MATCH: Penguins vs. Senators

SERIES: Eastern Conference Final, 2-2

TIME: 3 p.m. EST

PLACE: PPG Paints Arena

TV: NBC

RADIO: 105.9 FM, the X

WHAT TO WATCH FOR:

The teams have split on home ice in the opening 4 games of the series … The Pens evened the series with a 3-2 win in Game 4 … Matt Murray made his 1st start of the postseason, stopping 24 of 26 shots for the win … Defensemen Olli Maatta and Brian Dumoulin both chipped in their 1st goals of the playoffs, and the 1st career playoff tally for Maatta … The Pens' power play converted for the 1st time with a Sidney Crosby tally … The Pens' PK unit killed off all 4 penalties against, including a penalty with 34.4 seconds remaining in regulation … Pittsburgh injuries: Patric Hornqvist (upper-body), Tom Kuhnhackl (lower-body), Kris Letang (herniated disc), Chad Ruhwedel (concussion), Bryan Rust (upper-body), Justin Schultz (upper-body) …  Tom Pyatt and Clark MacArthur scored their 1st goals of the series … Bobby Ryan has 5 points (1G-4A) in the series … Erik Karlsson is a plus-5 on the series … Ottawa injuries: Alex Burrows (undisclosed).

COACH UPDATES

*Rust, Schultz and Hornqivst will be game-time decisions. Ruhwedel and Kuhnhackl are out. 

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