NHL Pre-Game Notes: Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Ottawa Senators (Game 2)

By Stephanie Lewark
Charles LeClaire – USA TODAY Sports

Tonight’s Round 2, Game 2 of the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Ottawa Senators will be televised on RDS, CBC and NBC Sports Network. Face off is set for 7:30pm (est) at CONSOL Energy Center.

There is no doubt the Senators will come out ready to play for the second game in the series, but the Penguins have the momentum on their side.  Not only that, but they also seem to have Ottawa goalie Craig Anderson‘s number when it comes to scoring goals on him.  Only time will tell who will come out on top tonight.

Bylsma told the media at the start of the playoffs that discussion of lines was off limits, so the projected line combinations are based on this morning’s skate, as usual:

FORWARDS: Pascal DupuisSidney CrosbyChris Kunitz, Jarome Iginla-Evgeni Malkin-James Neal, Brenden MorrowBrandon SutterMatt Cooke, Craig Adams-Joe Vitale-Tyler Kennedy, Tanner Glass-Jussi Jokinen-Beau Bennett (Dustin Jeffrey); DEFENSEMEN: Brooks OrpikPaul Martin, Mark Eaton-Matt Niskanen, Douglas Murray-Deryk Engelland, Simon Despres-Robert Bortuzzo.

Power play Unit 1: Martin, Iginla, Crosby, Malkin, Kunitz;
Power play Unit 2: Niskanen, Dupuis, Kennedy, Neal, Morrow.

The starting goalie in net for the Penguins tonight is Vokoun.

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The projected starting goalie in net tonight for the Senators is Anderson.

Stephanie Lewark is an NHL and Pittsburgh Penguins Senior Writer for RantSports.com. Follow her on Twitter (@steelcitysports), check out her Facebook page, or add her to your Google+ circle.

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