Penguins Game Day, Stanley Cup Playoffs Round 2 (Game 3: Senators)


The Penguins travel to Ottawa as they face off against the Senators in game 3 of the Eastern Conference Semi Finals. Pittsburgh Leads the Series two games to one.


Game 1 @ PIT:  May 14 @ PIT 4 – OTT 1
Game 2 @ PIT: May 17 @ PIT 4 – OTT 3
Game 3 @ OTT: May 19 @ 7:30pm
Game 4 @ OTT:May 22 @ 7:30pm
Game 5 @ PIT: May 24 @ 7:30pm (If Needed)
Game 6 @ OTT: May 26 @ TBD (If Needed)
Game 7 @PIT: May 28 @ TBD (If Needed)

Playoff Series

(Pens 2 Sens 0)

*Desire, Intensity and Heart.*

Game 2

Where: Scotiabank Place (Ottawa)

Game Time: 7:30pm est

(7)Ottawa(4-3) @ (1)Pittsburgh (6-2)

What to Watch For 

The Return of Jason Spezza, This could be a huge difference maker in tonight’s game. Is his back fully healed? The Penguins will need to test it out early and frequently.

MVP, MVP, MVP… Sidney Crosby showed the Ottawa Senators and the rest of the Hockey world why he is the best in the game on Friday Night, scoring a hat trick and chasing Craig Anderson from the net. Can he, will he keep up that high level of play?

 Projected Starting Goaltenders

(Confirmed) Pittsburgh: Tomas Vokoun

(Unconfirmed) Ottawa: Craig Anderson

Projected Line up



Scratches: Jokinen, Jeffrey, Bennett, Vitale, Bortuzzo, Engelland, Despres



Scratches: O’Brien, Benoit, Wiercioch, Kassian, Hoffman, Lundin, Regin, Spezza

Penguins Buzz & Injury Notes

*No Injuries

*Reminder* All Penguins practices through the playoffs are closed to the public.

Senators Buzz & Injury News

Gryba is still out with an upper Body injury

 My Take

 In what will surely be a hard hitting game, the Penguins will need to not allow the antics of the Senators get to them. This is the first home game for Ottawa in this series and they will surely be a rowdy crowd. If the Penguins can quickly take the crowd out of the game and hold pressure on the Sens Defense and Craig Anderson there should be no issue with taking game three and a 3-0 series lead.

Around the League


Chicago(1) vs Detroit(1)

Los Angeles(2) vs San Jose(1)


Pittsburgh(1) vs Ottawa(0)

Boston(1) vs. New York(0)


I apologize for the late short update, had computer issues early on and wedding planning most of the day.

It’s time to get Cup Crazy!


- Robert Slavinsky

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Robert Slavinsky

Pittsburgh Penguins writer for Since my childhood I have followed hockey, from the years of The Great One up to The Next One I have followed the fastest sport on ice. Growing up in Pittsburgh PA, I have had the privilege to witness some of Hockey's Greats. Since the days of Le Magnifique no other team in Pittsburgh has mattered to me but the Penguins.

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