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Pens rolling up in the postseason points

5/14/2013



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

Winner

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)