Despite a line up that includes two of the best players on the planet, it has been a bit of rocky start for the Penguins. They opened up the season with convincing wins over the Flyers and Rangers but have since lost back to back games at the hands of the Leafs and the Jets. You know they'll be eager to get back on track against the Senators.
Meanwhile, MacLean's team should be just as motivated after letting a 4-0 start slip away at the hands of the Tampa Bay Lightning. It was a game the Sens had control of but some sloppy defensive play combined with questionable goaltending allowed the Bolts back in the game. They'll definitely need to tighten things up against the offensively gifted Penguins.
Ottawa took 3 of 4 meetings between the two teams last season, including a wild 8-4 win late in the season.
With the early start, there's no morning skate shceduled for the Senators. Paul MacLean will speak to the media around 2:00 PM. Will pass along any line up changes at that point.
Puck drop is just after 5:00 PM with the game available on Sportsnet East and Team 1200.