The chill in the air between the Senators and Penguins' bench bosses just got colder -- and their playoff series hasn't even begun.
Pittsburgh coach Michael Therrien shot back at Bryan Murray over his suggestion the Senators will treat the Penguins the same way they're treated when it comes to running the opposing goalie and practice ice times.
"I know our team is going to play hard and focus on the details of the game, but we're not going to start concentrating on Bryan Murray commenting," Therrien said in Pittsburgh yesterday.
READY TO PUSH
"Maybe I should give (Murray) a call and ask him what time he wants the ice?"
On Monday, Murray said if Therrien wants to intimidate the Senators, the Penguins can expect Ottawa to push back.
"However we're treated, we'll treat the other team. If they give us 10:30 (a.m.) ice times, we'll give them 10:30 (a.m.) ice times," Murray said.
"If they run our goaltender, we will look after that area of the game as well."