Game Two of the Ottawa Senators Eastern Conference Quarter-Final against the Pittsburgh Penguins is tonight! WHOOOOO! Here are some headlines heading into the game:
- As we all know by now, Milan Michalek is out for the season with his knee injury. Nick Foligno's going to move up to Michalek's spot on the second line, and Ryan Shannon will fill in on the fourth line with Zack Smith and Jesse Winchester. (Sun)
- Brian Elliott starts for the Senators. It hasn't been officially confirmed, but Brian Elliott starts for the Senators.
- The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review is wondering if the injuries will make the Sens more passive. Pfft... do you know Cory Clouston? He could ice the Elmira Jackals against Pittsburgh and they wouldn't be passive. (Tribune-Review)
- Speaking of Cory Clouston, a lot of the Senators' success has resulted from his focus on perfection. It's a a pillar of his coaching style, Kommand Kloustonom. (Sporting News)
- The prediction panel is not as optimistic tonight, so perhaps we're not all incurable homers: One still picks Ottawa to sweep the Pennsylvania two (James Gordon), the other six are predicting a bounce-back from the Penguins. (Citizen)
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- The five guys who scored for Ottawa in game one combined for 55 goals in the regular season. That's just four more than Sidney Crosby scored on his own. (TSN)
- Nutmeggers from Darien are once again excited about local boy done good Ryan Shannon, and his second chance at the Stanley Cup. (Darien Times)
- I want one of these posters. (Citizen)
- With these street signs, city council officially supports the Sens Mile. (Images of Centretown)
- The Saint John Sea Dogs, featuring Sens prospect Mike Hoffman, begin their QMJHL semi-final tonight.
- Mike Chen looks at league revenue, and wonders if the salary cap might go up. One commenter says the expected rise would be around $900k. (From the Rink)