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Senators Blog: Silver Seven

So what if Tyler Kennedy didn't score a goal against the Senators?  He did more than enough with his two assists and his constant, gritty play in front of the net.  Look at both of the Penguins goals - you'll see number 48 parked in front of Ottawa's Pascal Leclaire.  Today's outing gives him nine points (7g, 2a) in 11 career games against the Senators and you  could even say he looked like he played with a little extra fire in his step. 

Some things you just can't explain.

Another stellar game for Marc-Andre Fleury, who is just two days removed from his first shutout of the season.  He put in another near-perfect performance Friday against the Sens, stopping a season-high 43 of Ottawa's 44 shots for his eighth win of the season.

Good to see Alex Goligoski light the lamp for his first goal in six games and his fifth of the season, which also doubled over as the game-winner.  Evgeni Malkin's down-on-one-knee goal in the second period was a thing of beauty too. 

Mind you, both of those goals came on the power play, a unit that went an impressive 2-for-4 on the day. 

This win marks Pittsburgh's fifth straight and improved the November record to 8-3-1 with two games remaining and puts them just three points behind Philly for the lead in the Atlantic.

Another matinee game is on tap Saturday at 1:00 as the Calgary Flames come to town.