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Penguins/Senators preview - 12/6;  2PM ET Start !!

Penguins at Senators, 2:00 PM ET, Scotiabank Place

Season records: 

Penguins, 15-6-4, 34 pts., 4th in Eastern Conference
Senators, 9-10-4, 22 pts, 12th in Eastern Conference

Season series:  3nd meeting

Last game vs. Senators:  Senators def. Penguins, 3-1, Oct. 5th, Stockholm, Sweden.

Last game results:  Penguins def. Hurricanes, 5-2, Dec. 4thSenators def. Thrashers, 5-1, Dec. 3rd.

Special teams rankings: 

Powerplay:  Penguins 17.5% (T-17th), Senators 20.0% (12th)
Penalty Kill:  Penguins 83.5% (8th), Senators 87.6% (3rd)

Probable goaltender rankings:

SV%:  Penguins - Dany Sabourin .931 (4th), Senators - Alex Auld .927 (8th)
GAA:  Penguins - Dany Sabourin 1.86 (2nd), Senators - Alex Auld 1.96 (5th)

Notes:
- Tyler Kennedy is out 4-6 weeks due to a sprained knee.  Mike Zigomanis remains day-to-day with an undisclosed injury.
- Dany Heatley leads the Sens in scoring with 25 points, tied for 22nd in the NHL, and is 16 points behind league leader Evgeni Malkin.
- Anton Volchenkov is 3rd in the NHL in blocked shots with 70.
- Sidney Crosby is 8th in the NHL with 252 faceoff wins, but is 2nd in faceoff losses with 274.
- Evgeni Malkin is 3rd in the NHL in ice time on the powerplay per game with 5:51.

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Originally at Blogspot, then at MVN, TheConfluence has over 1500 articles reporting Penguins news as well as jumping on my soapbox to opine constructive Penguins criticism.

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