Eastern Conference Quarterfinal Series Game Two Preview: WBS Pens vs. BSens

Sunday, April 28, 2013

The Penguins look to take a commanding 2-0 series lead in the best-of-five tonight in Binghamton. Puck drop is scheduled for 5:05 p.m. EDT.

Last night in Game One, the Penguins jumped out to a 2-0 lead and were dominant in the first period. The BSens battled back in the second and third to tie the game at 2, but Chad Kolarik continues to score big goals and beat Nathan Lawson 8:18 into OT to give the Penguins the 3-2 win and 1-0 series lead.

I'll have in-game updates every step of the way tonight on Twitter: @H_P_Hockey.

Expected starters in net and lineup after the jump.

Leading Scorers
Penguins: Chad Kolarik (2G,0A), Trevor Smith (0G,2A), Brian Gibbons (1G,0A)
Binghamton: Shane Prince (1G,0A), Mark Stone (1G,0A), Chris Wideman (0G,1A)

Expected Lineups

Starting goaltenders: WBS - Jeff Zatkoff (1-0-0, 1.76 GAA, .944 SV%, 0 SO) vs. BNG Nathan Lawson (0-1-0, 2.65 GAA, .909 SV%, 0 SO)

For the Penguins:

Riley Holzapfel - Trevor Smith - Chad Kolarik
Derek Nesbitt - Brian Gibbons - Paul Thompson
Chris Collins - Warren Peters - Adam Payerl
Bobby Farnham - Zach Sill - Jayson Megna

Dylan Reese - Brian Dumoulin
Joey Mormina - Philip Samuelsson
Alex Grant - Reid McNeill

Scratches: Tom Kuhnhackl, Scott Darling, Cody Wild, Chris Barton, Christiaan Minella, Dominik Uher, Phil Dupuis, Anton Zlobin, Harrison Ruopp and Matia Marcantuoni.

For the Senators:
Matt Puempel - Stephane Da Costa - Mark Stone
Cole Schneider - Derek Grant - David Dziurzynski
Shane Prince - Pat Cannone - Hugh Jessiman
Corey Cowick - Wacey Hamilton - Buddy Robinson

Mark Borowiecki - Cody Ceci
Brett Lebda - Fredrik Claesson
Tyler Eckford - Chris Wideman

Scratches: Michael Sdao, Daniel New, Andre Petersson, Jack Downing, Darren Kramer, Brad Peltz, Dustin Gazley, Jakub Culek and Ben Blood.

Binghamton played real well in the 2nd. We can do a better job nullifying that but in general I like the way we pushed back when the momentum went in their favor. We bent but didn't break.


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