Sens seek 8th straight win

DON BRENNAN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:49 PM ET

PITTSBURGH -- Brian Elliott survived a Daniel Alfredsson shot to the head at the morning skate and will make his sixth consecutive start in goal Thursday night for the Ottawa Senators.

In searching for win No. 8 in a row, Ottawa will be trying to match a franchise record set in the fall of 2007. The Penguins have also been hot of late, and have won their past two games.

Put to the test will be the Senators penalty-killing units that have been perfect during the streak.

"Obviously, they have a very high level of skill," coach Cory Clouston said of a Penguins power play that is currently on a roll. "Right now they've got some pretty good net presence. They've been able to get some goals the old fashioned way, with screens and deflections."

Clouston will continue on with the same lineup, meaning Shean Donovan and Alex Picard will be the scratches. Puck drop is 7 p.m. and the game is televised on TSN.


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