Pittsburgh Penguins (8-11-2, 18 pts) at Ottawa Senators (16-4-0, 32 pts)
The Pens and Sens are both coming off of losses last night. The Sens lost on the road in Buffalo, while the Pens dropped a 2-1 decision at home against the Devils.
Let's put this one in realistic terms - the Pens will be lucky to get out with a point. The way they've been struggling to put the puck in the net, combined with the stellar goal tending of Gerber (the likely starter) makes this a tough match up.
The Sens seem to be willing to play in any style of game. They've been equally successful this year in games with 50 shots as they've been in games with 80. They don't have a noticeable weakness, except that their special teams haven't been performing as well of late (the PK has allowed a goal in 7 games and the PP has been struggling a bit). With the way the Pens haven't been drawing many penalties lately, I'm not sure the Sens struggles on the PK will matter.
Senators blog - Scarlett Ice
Sherry has the panic meter set on low for the Sens after last night's loss. Hey, the Sens lost two of three on their road trip! Maybe that setting should be a little higher. Wonder where it would be for the Pens? Maybe it's best not to think about it...
Let's Go Pens!