May 12, 2013
Sergei Gonchar's old Penguins friends are now foes
By DON BRENNAN, QMI Agency

Captain Daniel Alfredsson and Erik Karlsson spar during practice Sunday. Errol McGihon/Ottawa Sun

Sergei Gonchar’s old friends will be foes.

The veteran defenceman won a Stanley Cup with many of the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2009 he’ll face in Round 2 of the playoffs, but the emotions from facing his former teammates have passed as he prepares for this series with the Senators.

“I know a lot of people in that town and I have a lot of good friends over there,” said Gonchar Sunday. “At the same time, it’s the playoffs. You put those things aside and just focus on the game. You want to win.



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