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Sens Re-Watch: April 7, 2015, Game 80: Pittsburgh Penguins @ Ottawa Senators Preview and Open Thread

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The inaugural edition takes you back to the Hamburglar run!

Pittsburgh Penguins v Ottawa Senators Photo by Jana Chytilova/NHLI via Getty Images

Welcome to Sens Re-Watch! In this new segment, we’ll go back in time to watch a classic Ottawa Senators game together. After the game, we’ll post a full recap as if it were happening in real time! Be sure to tune into to the YouTube link below at 7:30pm ET, and come back here to chat with the rest of our readers! Special thanks to former Staff Writer Adnan, the one who did the original preview and saved me a lot of painstaking research!


With three games remaining in the 2014-2015 regular season, the Ottawa Senators will need a victory tonight over the Pittsburgh Penguins, in order to continue their storybook run and keep their season alive. The Sens desperately need a win, with Detroit and Boston looking to knock them out of a hunt at the first opportunity. A loss would all but eliminate them from contention.

No changes tonight for Ottawa. Andrew Hammond looks to continue his Disney movie of a season, and expect the Senators’ lines and pairings to look something like this:

MacArthur - Turris - Stone
Hoffman - Zibanejad - Ryan
Condra - Pageau - Lazar
Smith - Legwand - Chiasson

Methot - Karlsson
Wiercoch - Ceci
Borowiecki - Gryba

Hammond (starter)
Anderson

Game Notes:

  • Mark Stone hasn’t gone more than two games without a goal since December. Just insane stuff from the rookie.
  • Despite getting Evgeni Malkin back, the Penguins are missing three of their top four defencemen in Kris Letang, Christian Erhoff, and Olli Maatta. If there was ever a golden opportunity for Ottawa, it’s tonight.
  • The Sens have grabbed points in eight of their last ten contests. The Penguins, meanwhile, have won only three of their last ten. Need to keep the momentum rolling tonight.
  • Erik Karlsson scored his 21st goal of the season on Sunday, breaking his own franchise record for goals in a single season by a defenceman.

Here are some stats, originally compiled by Adnan. Courtesy of NHL.com and www.puckon.net.

Game Link:

Make sure to tune in at 7:30pmET to watch with everyone!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3L6uwHNkAJA