— The Penguins went with a lineup that included RW CHRIS CONNER for Game 6 tonight against the Ottawa Senators at Scotiabank Place. Conner was recalled from the AHL on Friday. Conner had previously played a postseason game with Dallas in 2008. He had appeared in eight regular-season games with the Penguins, his last on Jan. 28 against Ottawa at Mellon Arena. He scored two goals in those games.
— Conner replaced LW RUSLAN FEDOTENKO in the lineup. Fedotenko had returned for Game 5 after not playing in Games 2, 3 and 4.
— RW TYLER KENNEDY (lower-body) joined the Penguins on their trip to Ottawa, but he didn’t participate in a pre-game skate. He missed Game 5 on Thursday night after playing less than four minutes in Game 4 at Ottawa, where he was injured early in the second period after colliding with Senators D ANDY SUTTON. Kennedy favored his right leg after he was skated into the boards by Sutton.
— Regular D JORDAN LEOPOLD (head) missed a fourth straight game after he was injured in Game 2 on a hit by Sutton.
— The Penguins went 4-0 on the road last season with a chance to wrap a series.
— With Chicago’s overtime win over Nashville at home earlier today every remaining quarterfinal-round game will be of the elimination variety.
— Road teams are 9-5 in playoff games between the Penguins and Senators. Road teams were 20-20 in the playoffs before Game 6.
— BY ROB ROSSI, from OTTAWA