PITTSBURGH, PA - DECEMBER 13: Alexandre Picard #54 of the Pittsburgh Penguins handles the puck against the Detroit Red Wings during the game at Consol Energy Center on December 13, 2011 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Red Wings defeated the Penguins 4-1. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
Once again the Pens are forced to tap into some reserves heading into tonight's game against the Ottawa Senators. Both Eric Tangradi and Alex Picard will take the trip to Ottawa as the Pens aim to take one on the road.
Tangradi's played in two games for the Pens this season and has yet to tally a point. Picard, entering his fourth game of the season, picked up an assist on Dec. 10 against the Islanders.
Brent Johnson will get the start between the pipes tonight. Interesting stat courtesy of the Penguins' official site: BJ is 8-1-1 against the Senators in his career. I'd give him the start too.
That same article also mentions that Pittsburgh has won four of the last five meetings against Ottawa dating back to last season. Let's hope they can make it five of the last six after all is said and done tonight.
Puck drops at 7:30.