Sens want some noise

The Senators return home tonight where they will try to shut down Sidney Crosby and the Penguins....

The Senators return home tonight where they will try to shut down Sidney Crosby and the Penguins. (QMI Agency file)

BRUCE GARRIOCH, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 2:56 PM ET

The white towels are draped over every seat at Scotiabank Place.

The Senators and Pittsburgh Penguins have both gone through their Sunday morning pre-game preparations.

Now, the stage is set for Game 3 with this playoff series tied 1-1 and the Senators hope there really is no place like home.

The place will be jammed when the puck is dropped at 6:30 p.m. as the Senators try to shut down Sidney Crosby and the Penguins after a 2-1 loss Friday in Game 2.

“We hope it helps us win the game really. Hopefully, we can feed off it,” said Senators coach Cory Clouston.

“Obviously, Pittsburgh generated some momentum from their crowd. We hope that our crowd is as loud as theirs.

“They have been all year. If they get those towels waving, it could pretty fun out there.”

Centre Mike Fisher said he hopes playing at home will help.

“It feels good. The crowd is going to be fired up I’m sure and excited. We’re looking forward to it,” said Fisher.

The Senators won’t be making any changes. Binghamton callup Jonathan Cheechoo wasn’t on the ice and won’t be in the lineup either. The only change will see Pittsburgh blueliner Jay McKee in the lineup in place of Jordan Leopold.

Sidney Crosby expects the Ottawa fans to be fired up.

“I remember it being pretty loud,” said Crosby. “It’s nice to know what to expect.”


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