Crosby, Penguins attempt to keep rolling vs. Senators

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Pittsburgh (15-6-4) at Ottawa (9-10-4), 2:00 pm EST

OTTAWA (Ticker) -- The Pittsburgh Penguins have the pieces in

place to become a dynasty. For now, they are more concerned

about winning.

Captain Sidney Crosby and the Penguins seek their 11th victory

in 15 games when they visit the Ottawa Senators on Saturday.

Crosby notched four assists and Petr Sykora scored a pair of

power-play goals Thursday as the Pittsburgh Penguins cruised to

a 5-2 triumph over the Carolina Hurricanes.

Pascal Dupuis, Miroslav Satan and Ruslan Fedotenko also tallied

for the Penguins, who improved to 10-2-2 in their last 14

contests. Evgeni Malkin set up two goals and Dany Sabourin made

34 saves for Pittsburgh, which rebounded from squandering a

two-goal lead in Wednesday's 3-2 shootout loss to the New York


"It shows character," Crosby said. "It would have been easy to

be frustrated because we probably deserved better last night.

It was a pretty physical and emotional game. Coming in here

tonight and finding a way to win was a big challenge, and we

answered it well."

The Senators have lacked productivity outside their top line of

Jason Spezza, Dany Heatley and captain Daniel Alfredsson. No

Senator outside that trio has more than four goals.

As a result, Ottawa sits in last place of the Northeast


Each member of the Senators' talented troika had a goal in

Wednesday's 5-1 rout of the Atlanta Thrashers.


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