Sens Gameday: Ottawa at Pittsburgh

DON BRENNAN, OTTAWA SUN

, Last Updated: 3:21 PM ET

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71 Evgeni Malkin C

Age: 21 Ht: 6-foot-2 Wt: 178 lbs.

2007-08 Stats: 82 GP 47 G 59 A 106 PTS 78 PIMS

THE SKINNY: First pick, second overall (behind Alex Ovechkin) in the 2004 entry draft ... Finished second in league scoring this season, behind Ovechkin ... Led the Penguins in shots with 272 ... His plus-16 was second-best on the team to Sidney Crosby (plus-18) ... Had a team-high 17 power-play goals and five game-winners ... Has eight points (three goals) in eight career games vs. the Senators ... Finished the season with three goals and one assist in his last five games ... One of only two Penguins (along with Jordan Staal) to play in all the team's games this season.

BLACK AND BLUE REPORT

SENATORS: RW Daniel Alfredsson (knee, upper body) out indefinitely ... C Mike Fisher (knee) out indefinitely ... LW Chris Kelly (foot) 5-10 more days.

PENGUINS: D Mark Eaton (torn ACL).

NOTEWORTHY

The Senators' all-time playoff road record is 23-28, including 10-8 in series openers ... Ottawa is 6-1 all-time against Atlantic Division foes in playoff series ... The Senators won the season series with the Penguins 3-0-1. They took both games in Pittsburgh, 4-1 Dec. 13 and 4-3 in OT on Feb. 23, when they rallied from a 3-0 deficit ... In the Dec. 13 game, Sidney Crosby had nine shots and three breakaways, but Martin Gerber held him goal-less. ... Dany Heatley led all goal scorers in the season series with six. Ryan Malone led the Penguins with four ... Ottawa dominated Pittsburgh on special teams, going 6-for-13 on the power play and killing 19-of-22 penalties.


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