Despite the fact the Ottawa Senators outplayed the New York Rangers in the sixth game of the second round, head coach Guy Boucher might have to make a few modifications to his lineup. And not because he wants to.
A few key players may be missing in tonight's game. Winger Viktor Stalberg, who left Tuesday's game against the Rangers, will probably not be on the ice tonight. Boucher said he was only "hopeful" he could play. Ryan Dzingel would be the one to take his spot in the lineup.
Same scenario for veteran Chris Neil, who played Ottawa's last two games: there was no word on whether he will be in uniform. Tommy Wingels was the one to practise on the fourth line.
However, Boucher had good news about defenceman Mark Borowiecki, who has been out since Game 2 of the first round against the Bruins. The 27-year-old could be back at some points in the series, but Boucher has no precise timeframe.
The Sens will face the Penguins tonight at 7:00, at the PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh.