Ottawa Senators (7) at Pittsburgh Penguins (2)
The Sens have been whining and crying since Sunday about how the Pens clearly wanted to play them, because the Pens clearly lost against Philly on purpose. They also put a huge poster of the handshake from the series last year outside their dressing room. Looks like Brian Murray is back to the same annoying head games. That's okay - if his team focuses on the nonsense, they'll be distracted from the main event.
The Sens will come out tomorrow and try to punch the Pens in the mouth. They'll also likely try to take away time and space on the power play. Teams have had success doing that to the Pens lately. The Pens need to stay in control and not get frustrated. They have a huge advantage at home, and this is a different team than last year.
It's time to put up for the Pens. Going to Ottawa up 2-0 would be a great first step.
The rematch is here. Time to buckle up.
Let's Go Pens!