The Ottawa Senators have done the unthinkable all season long, making the playoffs and winning a series despite being decimated by injuries.
Now the odds are stacked heavily against them, down 3-1 in their Eastern Conference semi-final series with the mighty Pittsburgh Penguins. But the Sens will try to continue overcoming adversity tonight.
Ottawa Senators head coach Paul MacLean mixed his lines during practice, which included reuniting Jason Spezza, Daniel Alfredsson and Milan Michalek.
The other lines were: Colin Greening-Kyle Turris-Erik Condra, Zack Smith-Mika Zibanejad-Jakob Silfverberg, and Cory Conacher/Matt Kassian-Jean-Gabriel Pageau-Chris Neil.
In his pre-game news conference, MacLean said he had not yet decided which of Conacher or Kassian would play.
Rookie winger Mark Stone, who played in Game 4, did not make the trip with the team after suffering an injury in the 7-3 loss in Ottawa.
More Sens coverage
Dan Séguin has more from Pittsburgh on CBC TV starting at 5 p.m. ET and Stu Mills has the latest reports on CBC Radio One, 91.5 FM (Ottawa).
You can watch the video link above as Dan Séguin previews Game 5 in Pittsburgh featuring Daniel Alfredsson on playing with Michalek and Spezza, as well as a response to his post-game comments on Wednesday.
Sidney Crosby and Matt Cooke also talk about their veteran team knowing how desperate the Senators will be.