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Penguins Report: Game Day at Ottawa (Game 4)

Wednesday, 05.22.2013 / 10:00 AM / Penguins Report
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Penguins Report: Game Day at Ottawa (Game 4)



ARRIVAL PICS
Michelle, who's been killing it all road trip, has some more great pics as the guys arrive at Scotiabank Place for Game 4.


View from the bus


Michelle wasn't the only one getting the guys entrance


Neal all smiles. Murray all man.


The long and winding road to the locker room


Cooke now hooked on the game of getting the ball to stick atop the sign


The captain taping his stick before battle

--Sam Kasan



VERIZON GAME DAY REPORT


--Sam Kasan



SOUNDS HEARD AROUND THE ROOM

Dan Bylsma



Jussi Jokinen



Kris Letang



Brandon Sutter




--Sam Kasan



THEY SAID IT
Penguins who participated in optional practice (and coach Bylsma) spoke to the media before Game 4...






--Michelle Crechiolo



PENS PICS


Sutter eyes up his target


Adams always make those around him out of focus


Orpik looking as imposing as ever


Jussi Jokinen


Kris Letang and his hair


Tanner Glass laughs at morning skate


So does Mark Eaton, talking with Tony Granato


The puck must have said something funny


Deryk Engelland heads up the ice


Tanger toe drags a puck


Tomas Vokoun waits for practice to start


The guys stretching


Tonight's rally towel features Chris Neil

--Michelle Crechiolo & Sam Kasan



PENS SKATE
The Pens held an optional skate this morning. Those that participated were forwards Matt Cooke, Craig Adams, Joe Vitale, Beau Bennett, Dustin Jeffrey, Jussi Jokinen, Brandon Sutter, Tyler Kennedy and Tanner Glass, defensemen Simon Despres, Robert Bortuzzo, Deryk Engelland, Mark Eaton, Kris Letang, Matt Niskanen and Brooks Orpik and goalies Marc-Andre Fleury, Tomas Vokoun and Eric Hartzell.

--Sam Kasan



SENS ROUND UP
A couple updates from the Sens morning skate. It looks like Milan Michalek is good to go and expected to play. Coach Paul MacLean said the team is "considering" playing Stone in place of Conacher. Although, from talking to Stone, it sounds like that change is definitely going to happen.

--Sam Kasan



SENS PHOTOS


Erik Karlsson was very loose at practice, lots of laughing and smiles coming from this guy


Longtime Senators Daniel Alfredsson and Jason Spezza having a conversation


Craig Anderson was excellent last game. Can he repeat that performance tonight?


Alfie sprays snow. He was one of the heroes of Game 3


Sergei Gonchar looks focused


Mika Zibanejad and Spezza work on faceoffs -- the Sens did very well in this area last game


Chris Neil will play in Game 4 despite leaving Game 3 after falling awkwardly into the boards (he skated yesterday also)


Kyle Turris


Anderson has a quiet moment as the skate wraps up


I started this section with a photo of Karlsson so I'll end this section with a photo of Karlsson

--Michelle Crechiolo



SENS SKATE
The Ottawa Senators took the ice for their morning skate. Milan Michalek was absent. Here are how the lines shook down without him thanks to Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun.


Also, according to Ian Mendes, Gryba is back at practice for the first time since Game 1.

--Sam Kasan



START ME UP
Good morning Pens fans! Today Pittsburgh will hit the ice at 11:30 a.m. for their morning skate at Scotiabank Place. The Senators have the ice prior to that. Both teams will meet in Game 4 of the conference semifinals at 7:30 p.m. Stick here for all the latest updates to get you ready for the game!

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We'll start the day by going back to my high school days. I've been hearing a lot of Rancid played in NHL arenas lately (much to my pleasure). So I feel that it's a sign that I need to play them to start the day. Here is "Lock, Step and Gone." Not only does Rancid remind me of high school, but also playing Rancid covers in my cousin's garage - "Radio," "Salvation," "Side Kick." The good old days. Memories.

Anyways, enjoy.



--Sam Kasan

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