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Game Preview: Pens-Sens

by Sam Kasan @PensInsideScoop / Pittsburgh Penguins

The Pens are in Ottawa for a showdown in the Canadian capital against the Senators. 

MATCH: Penguins vs. Senators

TIME: 7:30 p.m. EST

PLACE: Canadian Tire Centre

TV: AT&T SportsNet

RADIO: 105.9 FM, the X

5 THINGS:

1. Phil Kessel enters tonight with a 4-game goal-scoring streak. Kessel leads the Pens in goals (8-t), assists (16) and points (24).

2. Matt Hunwick has missed the past 14 games with a concussion. He participated in full-team practice on Wednesday and could possibly return tonight.

3. The Sens swept Colorado during the SAP NHL Global Series in Stockholm, Sweden with matching 4-3 wins.

4. Bobby Ryan (finger) is expected to return tonight after missing the past 8 games. 

5. Mark Stone leads the Sens with 12 goals, which ranks 4th in the NHL. He is riding a 4-game goal-scoring streak (5 total) into tonight's action and has recorded a goal in 6 of his last 7 games.

INJURIES:

PIT - Matt Hunwick (concussion), Carter Rowney (hand).

OTT - Mark Borowiecki (illness), Bobby Ryan (finger), Zach Smith (thumb).

MORNING SKATE:

*The Pens held an optional skate in Ottawa. Sidney Crosby, Phil Kessel and Kris Letang did not skate. 

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