Penguins/Senators PREVIEW

Saturday, March 30, 2013
Another East Division battle as the Penguins take on the Binghamton Senators tonight at 7:05 EST.

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Expected Starting Goalies

Jeff Zatkoff (WBS): 21-19-0, 2.00 GAA, .919 SV%, 3 SO
Nathan Lawson (BNG): 10-5-1, 2.32 GAA, .936 SV%, 1 SO

Breaking Down the Matchup

PENGUINS (7th - EAST): 3rd Place East Division, 35-28-2-2 = 74 points 
Binghamton (4th - EAST): 2nd Place East Division, 40-21-1-5 = 86 points

Leading Scorers

PENGUINS: Chad Kolarik (24G, 31A), Trevor Smith (19G, 25A), Riley Holzapfel (17G, 26A)
Binghamton: Stephane Da Costa (12G, 23A), Shane Prince (16G, 13A), Cole Schneider (13G, 16A)

For the Penguins, Robert Bortuzzo has been re-assigned to the AHL Penguins for what Pittsburgh head coach Dan Bylsma says is three games for Bortuzzo to get in some ice time before the NHL trading deadline. 

Beau Bennett has also been re-assigned until the April 3rd trade deadline and roster expansion. 

Pittsburgh returned goaltender Jeff Zatkoff yesterday and Wilkes-Barre subsequently released goaltender Scott Darling from his PTO. The WBS Penguins also recalled defenseman Reid McNeill from Wheeling (ECHL).

The injured list has just two names on it. Phil Dupuis has been out of the lineup since missing the game against Norfolk on January 15th. Tom Kuhnhackl is out for the season as he had shoulder surgery after injuring his shoulder on December 1st. 

Injured list: Tom Kuhnhackl (shoulder surgery - out for season) and Phil Dupuis (out indefinitely since 1/15)

Healthy Scratches: Clark Seymour, Reid McNeill, Cody Wild, Christian Minella, Dominik Uher and Steve MacIntyre

Expected lineup:

Holzapfel - Smith - Kolarik
Bennett - Gibbons - Thompson
Collins - Peters - Payerl
Farnham - Sill - Megna 

Reese - Dumoulin
Mormina -Grant
Bortuzzo - Samuelsson


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