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It's Sens vs. Pens again

Ottawa, Pittsburgh to meet in playoffs for second straight season

Sunday, 04.6.2008 / 5:53 PM ET / Features
By Rob Brodie  - OttawaSenators.com
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It\'s Sens vs. Pens again
It'll be a familiar story after all for the Ottawa Senators in the opening round of the Stanley Cup playoffs.

For the second straight year, the Senators will begin their playoff crusade against the Pittsburgh Penguins. That matcnup was confirmed when the Pens were blanked 2-0 by the Flyers in Philadelphia on Sunday afternoon. The result dropped the Senators to seventh overall in the East, one point behind the Flyers. The Pens, meanwhile, were denied a chance to overtake the Montreal Canadiens for top spot overall.

The Senators and Penguins met in the opening round of the 2006-07 playoffs, with Ottawa prevailing in five games en route to a berth in the Stanley Cup final. The teams played four times during the current regular season, with the Senators posting a 3-0-1 record against the Atlantic Division champs.

The Stanley Cup playoffs officially begin Wednesday.

UPDATE

Dates for the Sens-Pens series were released late Sunday night. Games 1 and 2 will be played at Mellon Arena in Pittsburgh this Wednesday and Friday. The series returns to Scotiabank Place for Game 3 on Monday, April 14, and Game 4 on Wednesday, April 16. All are 7 p.m. starts.

The remaining dates for the best-of-seven first-round series (all if necessary): Saturday, April 19, at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m.; Sunday, April 20, at Scotiabank Place, time TBD; Tuesday, April 22, at Pittsburgh, time TBD.

All games will be televised by CBC and RDS.

View the complete NHL playoff schedule here.

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STANDINGS

ATLANTIC DIVISION
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 FLA 55 32 17 6 153 127 70
2 DET 55 28 18 9 138 134 65
3 TBL 54 30 20 4 144 130 64
4 BOS 54 29 19 6 159 148 64
5 MTL 56 27 25 4 151 151 58
6 OTT 56 25 25 6 157 173 56
7 BUF 56 22 28 6 131 155 50
8 TOR 53 19 25 9 122 149 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Karlsson 56 11 51 7 62
B. Ryan 55 19 26 -3 45
M. Hoffman 52 24 19 4 43
M. Stone 54 17 25 -13 42
M. Zibanejad 55 11 22 -3 33
K. Turris 50 13 17 -12 30
J. Pageau 56 13 10 4 23
Z. Smith 55 12 5 4 17
C. Ceci 49 5 11 -2 16
C. Lazar 51 5 10 1 15
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Anderson 22 18 4 .914 2.84
A. Hammond 3 6 2 .899 3.10