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Game 37: Ottawa Senators @ Pittsburgh Penguins

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Ottawa Senators
@ Pittsburgh Penguins

Wednesday, Dec 23, 2009, 7:00 PM EST
Mellon Arena

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The last time the Ottawa Senators faced the Pittsburgh Penguins, the Sens came out on top by a score of 6-2. Can the Senators be as successful this time around, even with a much healthier Pittsburgh d-corps? Here's who I will be watching:

  • Pascal Leclaire - It's his first start in over a month, and it's against a team with a lethal offense. Hopefully, Snoopy is up to the task.
  • Chris Neil & Shean Donovan - Two more players returning from injury, the Sens need this pair to bring energy to the game and set a physical tone that has been missing in their absence.
  • Peter Regin - He's been thrust into a top line position, and it'll be interesting to see how the young Dane reacts.
  • Jonathan Cheechoo - Cheech has been playing great ever since the Western road trip brought him back to San Jose, and he's been rewarded with a promotion to the second line. Let's see if he makes the most of it.
  • Matt Cooke - This guy is the reason that Shean Donovan missed a large chunk of the season, and coincidentally, he's on the ice the game that Donovan returns. It will be interesting to see if anything comes of this.

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