Ottawa Senators (3-1-0) vs Pittsburgh Penguins (4-1-0)
@ ScotiaBank Place, 7:30EST
Who gives two shits whether the Penguins have a better record than Ottawa, the fact of the matter is that the Sens still rank ahead of the Penguins in the Eastern Conference. That’s not a cruel byproduct of the current system, it’s just the League’s own way of telling the Penguins that they’re nowhere near as good.
While these two teams are off to good starts, this game’s subplot is the battle of the basement dwellers.
Karlsson vs. Crosby.
Who would have thought that Crosby still lived at Lemieux’s place?
Paz Leclaire gets the nod for tonight’s game while MA Fleury is expected to get the call for the Pens.
UPDATE: 12:20PM Here are the lines according to Sens Chirp:
Kovalev – Fisher – Alfie
Michalek – Spezza – Cheechoo
Foligno – Shannon – Neil
Ruutu – Kelly – Donovan
** With Filip Kuba still on the shelf, the defence shall remain the same as it has been for the past three games.