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Lined Up: Game #3 vs. Penguins

by Craig Medaglia @craigmedaglia / Ottawa Senators

One potential change coming for the Sens ahead of Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Final.

Sens head coach Guy Boucher confirmed this morning that Viktor Stalberg, who has yet to make an appearance in this series due to injury, would be a game-time decision for Game 3. As for the trickle down effect of Stalberg's availability, the coach was unsure who would come out of the line-up as a result but stressed that making a decision like that is never easy.

"No. It never is," Boucher said to the media this morning. "We'll take the next hours to figure that out or maybe we won't have to. We'll see but he (Stalberg) is getting really close."

Video: Game 3: Sens vs. Penguins - Boucher Pre-game

 

Mark Borowiecki, who was injured during Game 2 of the Sens' opening round series against the Bruins, did skate after the optional morning practice wrapped up. The latest news on Borowiecki is that he continues to progress and could become available in this series at some point.

So based on what we know, here's a look at the Sens projected line-up for Game 3...

 

In Goal

Craig Anderson will once again start in goal for the Senators tonight in Game 3. Anderson was arguably the team's best player for the first two games in Pittsburgh surrendering just two goals over that span. Since Game 5 of the Rangers series, Anderson has compiled a record of 3-1 to go along with a .938 Sv% and a 1.92 GAA.

Video: OTT@PIT, Gm2: Anderson robs Wilson's great chance 

 

Pens goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury has also had a pair of strong showings in this series including a 23-save shutout in Game 2. Fleury has a life-time record of 6-2 in the playoffs against the Sens in Ottawa although his save percentage (.903) and goals against average (2.88) are pretty close to his career post-season average.

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