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Penguins lighting the power-play lamp

Eastern Conference Semifinals - Game 5

Senators at Penguins, 7:30 ET (Penguins lead series, 3-1)

* Penguins: lead a playoff series 3-1 for 1st time since 2011 Conf. Quarterfinals vs Lightning (PIT lost that series in 7 games)

* Penguins: 4-1 at home this postseason (won 3 straight since loss in Game 2 of Conf. Quarterfinals vs Islanders)

* Penguins: lead postseason with 12 power play goals

* Senators: have never won a playoff series when they have trailed 3-1 after 4 games (0-5 all-time)

* Senators: 2-6 in playoff games when facing elimination since start of 2006 postseason (1 of the 2 wins was a Game 5 at Penguins in 2010 Conf. Quarterfinals)

* Senators: allowed 16 goals in 4 games in this series (allowed 9 goals in 5 games in Conf. Quarterfinals vs Canadiens)

Not In Our House: The Senators try to avoid elimination tonight, but being on the road won’t help. From Elias: With three more wins Thursday night, home teams are now 44-20 (.688) in this year’s playoffs, including 14-3 (.824) in this round. Since the NHL expanded in 1967, the highest winning percentage by home teams in the second round came way back in 1976 (.792).