Pens rolling up in the postseason points

The Conference Semifinals begin Tuesday with the Penguins hosting the Senators and the Kings hosting the Sharks.

Here are the matchups in this round:

Eastern Conference Season Series

Senators vs Penguins Penguins 3-0-0

Rangers vs Bruins Rangers 2-1-0

Western Conference

Sharks vs Kings Kings 2-1-1

Red Wings vs Blackhawks Blackhawks 4-0-0

Eastern Conference Semifinals

Senators at Penguins (Game 1), 7:30 ET

* Teams meeting for 4th time in postseason (Penguins have won 2 of previous 3 series)

* Penguins won all 3 regular-season meetings

* Sidney Crosby (PIT): 9 points (3G, 6A) in 5 games since return (missed Game 1 of Islander series)

* Evgeni Malkin, Jarome Iginla, Pascal Dupuis (PIT): each has at least 1 point in all 6 postseason games

* Evgeni Malkin (PIT): 11 pts (2G, 9A) in Quarterfinal series vs Islanders (most points he’s ever had in a playoff series)

* Pascal Dupuis (PIT): 5 goals in Quarterfinal series vs Islanders (most he’s ever had in single postseason)

* Senators: outscored Canadiens 15-4 in final 3 games of Quarterfinal series

* Craig Anderson (OTT): .950 save pct in Quarterfinal series vs Canadiens (171 saves/180 shots faced)

Ottawa Senators vs Pittsburgh Penguins - All-Time Playoff Meetings


2013 Conference Semifinals ?

2010 Conference Quarterfinals Penguins in 6

2008 Conference Quarterfinals Penguins in 4

2007 Conference Quarterfinals Senators in 5

Western Conference Semifinals

Sharks at Kings (Game 1), 10 ET

* Teams meeting for 2nd time in postseason (Sharks won 4-2 in 2011 Western Conf. Quarterfinals)

* Teams split 4 regular-season meetings with one Sharks win coming in a shootout

* Sharks: coming off 1st series sweep in franchise history (beat Canucks)

* Patrick Marleau (SJ): scored goal in all 4 games of Canucks series (goal in 5 straight games to start regular season)

* Joe Pavelski (SJ): 4G, 4A in Quarterfinal series vs Canucks (2 straight multi-goal games to close series)

* Kings: won 4 straight games after trailing Blues 2-0 in Quarterfinal series

* Kings: won 5 straight playoff series (last loss was to Sharks in 2011)

* Jonathan Quick (LA): .944 save percentage in Quarterfinal series vs Blues (177 saves/188 shots faced)