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Game Preview: Pens-Sens

by Sam Kasan @PensInsideScoop / Pittsburgh Penguins

The Pens finish off a 2-game road swing in Canada's capital of Ottawa. 

MATCH: Penguins vs. Senators

TIME: 7:30 p.m. EST

PLACE: Canadian Tire Centre

TV: ROOTS Sports

RADIO: 105.9 FM, the X

WHAT TO WATCH FOR:

Pittsburgh is 8-1-1 in its past 10 games, and 7-1-2 in the last 10 against Ottawa … The Pens clinched the playoffs for the 11th straight season with their 3-1 win in Buffalo on Tuesday night … Ottawa and Pittsburgh are 2 of 4 teams with 2 goaltenders to record at least 18 wins (Matt Murray, 28; Marc-Andre Fleury, 18; Craig Anderson, 22; Mike Condon, 18) … Sidney Crosby leads the NHL with 41 goals. He has 6 goals in his last 3 games, and 7 in his past 5. He was named the NHL's 2nd Star of the Week last week … Nick Bonino, who scored the game-winner against the Sabres, has 6 goals and 8 points in 11 games in March … Frank Corrado is the 14th defenseman to play a game for the Pens this season … The Pens recalled forward Josh Archibald from WBS … Pittsburgh injuries: Trevor Daley (knee), Jake Guentzel (concussion), Carl Hagelin (lower-body), Ron Hainsey (upper-body), Kris Letang (upper-body), Olli Maatta (hand), Evgeni Malkin (upper-body), Bryan Rust (upper-body), Tom Sestito (upper-body) … Ottawa is 1-2-2 in its past 5 games, but prior that the club won 6 straight … Kyle Turris leads the Sens with 25 goals. His 2 tallies helped Ottawa beat Boston, 3-2, on Tuesday night … Mike Hoffman has a 4-game assist streak (5 total) … Ottawa injuries: Clark MacArthur (IR), Chris Neil (IR), Mark Stone (lower-body).

MORNING SKATE REPORT:

*The Pens used the following workflow…

Wilson-Crosby-Sheary

Kessel-Cullen-Hornqvist

Kunitz-Bonino-Rowney

Kuhnhackl-Sundqvist-Archibald

Cole-Ruhwedel

Streit-Corrado

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Gaunce-(Rust)

*Matt Murray faced the top PP unit and will likely start in goal. 

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