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Surging Senators welcome Crosby, Penguins

Nov 22, 2007 - 2:22 PM Pittsburgh (8-11-2) at Ottawa (16-4-0) 7:30 pm EST

OTTAWA (Ticker) -- The Ottawa Senators are the best team in the NHL. The Pittsburgh Penguins are just trying to string together some wins.

The Senators will try to add to their NHL-best 32 points when they host the Penguins on Thursday.

Ottawa is 10-2-0 at home this season and should be happy to return home after going 1-2-0 on a three game road trip. The Senators sandwiched losses to the Toronto Maple Leafs and Buffalo Sabres around a win at Montreal.

Star right wing Daniel Alfredsson leads the team with 27 points and 16 goals, including a second-period tally in Wednesday's 4-2 loss to the Sabres.

The Penguins have lost six of their last seven games to fall into the Atlantic Division basement. All-Star Sidney Crosby has 30 points, but has not been able to spur his team to victory lately.

After making a surprising run to the playoffs last season, much was expected of a Pittsburgh team that continues to build around young stars like Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and Jordan Staal, but defensive breakdowns have been hard to overcome.

The Penguins rank last in the Atlantic Division with 64 goals allowed.

Pittsburgh lost to the New Jersey Devils, 2-1, on Wednesday, allowing two power-play goals to New Jersey left wing Zach Parise.








  • NHL
    FINAL IN SHOOTOUT 1ST 2ND 3RD OT TOTAL
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    PITTSBURGH 2 1 2 0 (2) 6
    OTTAWA 2 2 1 0 (1) 5 FINAL IN SHOOTOUT
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: OTT - JASON SPEZZA 2 (LUKE RICHARDSON, DANIEL ALFREDSSON)
    4:56
    OTT - (PP) CHRIS PHILLIPS 3 (CHRIS KELLY, ANTOINE VERMETTE)
    10:55
    PIT - EVGENI MALKIN 9 (PETR SYKORA) 18:0

    Nov 22 10:22 PM


  • NHL
    FINAL IN SHOOTOUT 1ST 2ND 3RD OT TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    PITTSBURGH 2 1 2 0 (2) 6
    OTTAWA 2 2 1 0 (1) 5 FINAL IN SHOOTOUT
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: OTT - JASON SPEZZA 2 (LUKE RICHARDSON, DANIEL ALFREDSSON)
    4:56
    OTT - (PP) CHRIS PHILLIPS 3 (CHRIS KELLY, ANTOINE VERMETTE)
    10:55
    PIT - EVGENI MALKIN 9 (PETR SYKORA) 18:0

    Penguins vs. SenatorsNov 22 10:22 PM
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    END OF OT 1ST 2ND 3RD OT TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    PITTSBURGH 2 1 2 0 5
    OTTAWA 2 2 1 0 5 END OF OT
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: OTT - JASON SPEZZA 2 (LUKE RICHARDSON, DANIEL ALFREDSSON)
    4:56
    OTT - (PP) CHRIS PHILLIPS 3 (CHRIS KELLY, ANTOINE VERMETTE)
    10:55
    PIT - EVGENI MALKIN 9 (PETR SYKORA) 18:07
    PIT -

    Nov 22 10:12 PM
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    END OF THE 3RD GOING INTO OT
    1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    PITTSBURGH 2 1 2 5
    OTTAWA 2 2 1 5 GOING INTO OT
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: OTT - JASON SPEZZA 2 (LUKE RICHARDSON, DANIEL ALFREDSSON)
    4:56
    OTT - (PP) CHRIS PHILLIPS 3 (CHRIS KELLY, ANTOINE VERMETTE)
    10:55
    PIT - EVGENI MALKIN 9 (PETR SYKORA) 18:07
    PIT - RYAN MALONE 5 (SIDNEY C

    Nov 22 10:04 PM
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  • NHL
    PITTSBURGH 5
    OTTAWA 5
    3RD PRD: PIT - SERGEI GONCHAR 6 (COLBY ARMSTRONG, RYAN MALONE) 7:07

    Penguins vs. SenatorsNov 22 9:41 PM


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    PITTSBURGH 4
    OTTAWA 5
    3RD PRD: PIT - (PP) RYAN MALONE 6 (SERGEI GONCHAR, KRISTOPHER LETANG)
    5:56

    Penguins vs. SenatorsNov 22 9:37 PM


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    PITTSBURGH 3
    OTTAWA 5
    3RD PRD: OTT - CHRISTOPH SCHUBERT 2 (ANDREJ MESZAROS, CHRIS NEIL) 1:04

    Penguins vs. SenatorsNov 22 9:29 PM


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    Pittsburgh
    2 1 --3
    Ottawa 2 2 --4
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    FIRST PERIOD -- Scoring: 1, Ottawa, Jason Spezza 2 (Luke Richardson,
    Daniel Alfredsson), 4:56. 2, Ottawa, Chris Phillips 3 (power play)
    (Chris Kelly, Antoine Vermette), 10:55. 3, Pittsburgh, Evgeni Malkin 9
    (Petr Sykora), 18:07. 4, Pittsburgh, Ryan Malone 5 (Sidney Crosby),
    18:25

    Nov 22 9:13 PM


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    PITTSBURGH 3
    OTTAWA 4
    2ND PRD: OTT - (PP) DANY HEATLEY 11 (DANIEL ALFREDSSON, JASON SPEZZA)
    16:15

    Penguins vs. SenatorsNov 22 9:03 PM


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    PITTSBURGH 3
    OTTAWA 3
    2ND PRD: OTT - JASON SPEZZA 3 (WADE REDDEN, DANIEL ALFREDSSON) 14:20

    Penguins vs. SenatorsNov 22 8:58 PM


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    PITTSBURGH 3
    OTTAWA 2
    2ND PRD: PIT - TYLER KENNEDY 2 (JORDAN STAAL) 8:00

    Penguins vs. SenatorsNov 22 8:43 PM
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    END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    PITTSBURGH 2 2
    OTTAWA 2 2 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: OTT - JASON SPEZZA 2 (LUKE RICHARDSON, DANIEL ALFREDSSON)
    4:56
    OTT - (PP) CHRIS PHILLIPS 3 (CHRIS KELLY, ANTOINE VERMETTE)
    10:55
    PIT - EVGENI MALKIN 9 (PETR SYKORA) 18:07
    PIT - RYAN MALONE 5 (SIDNEY CRO

    Nov 22 8:14 PM


  • NHL
    PITTSBURGH 2
    OTTAWA 2
    1ST PRD: PIT - RYAN MALONE 5 (SIDNEY CROSBY) 18:25

    Penguins vs. SenatorsNov 22 8:13 PM


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    PITTSBURGH 1
    OTTAWA 2
    1ST PRD: PIT - EVGENI MALKIN 9 (PETR SYKORA) 18:07

    Penguins vs. SenatorsNov 22 8:12 PM


  • NHL
    PITTSBURGH 0
    OTTAWA 2
    1ST PRD: OTT - (PP) CHRIS PHILLIPS 3 (CHRIS KELLY, ANTOINE VERMETTE)
    10:55

    Penguins vs. SenatorsNov 22 7:58 PM


  • NHL
    PITTSBURGH 0
    OTTAWA 1
    1ST PRD: OTT - JASON SPEZZA 2 (LUKE RICHARDSON, DANIEL ALFREDSSON)
    4:56

    Penguins vs. SenatorsNov 22 7:48 PM
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