OTTAWA, ON - APRIL 10: Daniel Alfredsson #11 of the Ottawa Senators sits on the boards in front of his number as a tribute to his 1000th NHL game milestone in a game against the Buffalo Sabres at Scotiabank Place on April 10, 2010 in Ottawa, Canada. The Buffalo Sabres defeated the Ottawa Senators 5-2. (Photo by Phillip MacCallum/Getty Images)
No record for this one. No leading scorers. It's the start of a new season. For the third time in four years, the Ottawa Senators and Pittsburgh Penguins meet in the first round. Much like the 2-2 regular season series between the two, this best of seven will mark the end of a 1-1 split. Until they meet again next year. And the year after. And the year after...
By now you've probably read Hooks's predictions. Perhaps you've even made your own (although you likely don't have to tell us where you stand).
I'm going to ask you to take it a step further for the playoffs. I don't want to know who's going to win the series, I want to break it down by game.
Give me the final score of this one.
Give me the first Penguins scorer.
He/she who gets it right wins nothing instantly.
In all seriousness, nothing more needs to be said until after tonight's game. This is the time we've all been waiting for since the Stanley Cup buzz wore off. It's time for the Pens to make a repeat bid. We've waited this long, what's a few more hours?
Puck and thread at 7:00.