The Penguins are coming off a shootout loss on home ice at the hands of Brian Elliott and the St. Louis Blues. In the game before that, Crosby made his return after nearly ten months on the sidelines and completely dominated the New York Islanders. If that Crosby shows up again tonight, the Sens could have their hands full.
The Sens have had a long week of practice so they should know exactly what they need to do to keep Crosby contained. Obviously staying out of the penalty box will be a big part of that.
MacLean's group is scheduled to take their morning skate in Pittsburgh at 11:30 AM. Will update this post with any line up changes at that time. What we do know is the forward combinations will remain unchanged and Craig Anderson gets the start in the Ottawa goal. Would expect MacLean to stick with the same pairings on the blueline as well. Obviously this would be a tough game to bring David Rundblad back into the line up.
(Update 11:26 AM)- According to Ian Mendes on Twitter, it will be Marc Andre Fleury in goal for the Penguins.
Puck drop is scheduled for just after 7:00 PM tonight and the game can be seen on Sportsnet and TVA and of course on the radio at Team1200.com. Keep an eye on the comment section for any streams that may pop up.
- Bit of a side note but it's important to note another strong performance from Nikita FIlatov last night. Picked up a goal and two assists in a Binghamton Senators win. With the end of November looming and a chat scheduled between Filatov and Murray, it's clear that Filatov is making a late push to be called up. Hope the Sens give him another shot.