Penguins relishing rematch

BRUCE GARRIOCH -- Sun Media

, Last Updated: 9:38 AM ET

It's payback time for the Penguins.

While the Penguins didn't appreciate hearing that Senators coach and GM Bryan accused them of throwing Sunday's game against the Flyers in order to face Ottawa in the playoffs, Pittsburgh players aren't hiding the fact they're champing at the bit for a rematch.

After dropping a five-game decision to the Senators in Round 1 of last year's post-season, the Penguins are out for revenge this time around, following a second-place finish in the Eastern Conference.

"I'm definitely looking forward to trying to beat them this year," said Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury. "We've been waiting."

Sidney Crosby and the Penguins were favoured going into last year's series, but couldn't get the job done. They've had a year to ponder what went wrong.

"We're not really afraid of anybody," said winger Ryan Malone. "Even if we had played Philly again, that would have been fun.

"But I just think we're all excited for the playoffs, and either way, you have to face the good teams anyway. We just need to worry about how we're playing and it take it from there."


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