• Penguins-Senators series to begin Tuesday night in Pittsburgh


    PITTSBURGH - The Pittsburgh Penguins will begin the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. against the Ottawa Senators at Consol Energy Center.

    It remains unknown when the rest of the series will take place. The NHL will release that information tonight following the conclusion of the first round. Toronto plays at Boston in a Game 7 at 7 p.m., and the New York Rangers play at Washington in a Game 7 at 8 p.m.

    The Penguins went 3-0 against Ottawa this season.

    Channel 11’s Bill Phillips was at Penguins practice Monday and reported that both Marc-Andre Fleury and Tomas Vokoun were in net.

    Penguins coach Dan Bylsma has yet to name a starter for Game 1.

    Meanwhile, Ray Shero was named a finalist Monday for the NHL's general manager of the year award.

    Shero made key additions to an already-strong Penguins roster throughout the lockout-shortened year that helped propel the Penguins to their first Atlantic Division title since 2008 and the No. 1 seed in the East.

    He obtained center Brandon Sutter and goalie Tomas Vokoun in offseason trades and brought in defenseman Douglas Murray and forwards Jarome Iginla, Brenden Morrow and Jussi Jokinen before the trade deadline.

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