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BRUCE GARRIOCH -- Ottawa Sun

, Last Updated: 12:01 PM ET

FAMILY REUNION FOR EAVES

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. -- A familiar face to Senators winger Patrick Eaves was in the Pittsburgh Penguins lineup last night. His older brother, Ben Eaves, suited up for the Penguins in the pre-season game at the Broome County Arena. The two were teammates at Boston College, but Patrick didn't think he'd ever faced his brother in competition. "It is going to be different," the younger Eaves said before the game. "We were teammates a lot of times because that's what happened through our careers ... This is going to be something that is fun for both of us." The Eaves' father, Mike, is a former NHLer now coaching at the University of Wisconsin.

CHARA FILLS IN AS CAPTAIN FOR ALFIE

Senators defenceman Zdeno Chara wore the captain's 'C' last night against the Penguins since Daniel Alfredsson wasn't in the lineup for the pre-season game. Centre Mike Fisher and defenceman Chris Phillips were the assistant captains. Defenceman Wade Redden, who normally wears an 'A', was home in Ottawa with his ill mother.

bruce.garrioch@ott.sunpub.com


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