By John Vogl
As the Penguins get set to host the Senators tonight in Game Two, plenty of heads are turning toward Cory Conacher.
The Canisius product was a pest toward the Penguins in Game One, picking up three minors to bring his team-high total to 29 penalty minutes. He also leads the Sens with three goals.
NHL.com wrote about him heading into the second game, and here's a sampling of quotes from the story:
"He plays with an edge," Ottawa captain Daniel Alfredsson said. "He's a quick skater that has skill -- but he has a feistiness to him. He likes to get in there, and he's not afraid."
"His heart is bigger than his size a lot of times," Senators coach Paul MacLean said. "He's a very competitive person. He works hard to score goals and he goes to dirty areas to have an opportunity to score. And those are things we like about him and those are things we need to continue to see about him. He was in there in the competitive battles around the net, and we need more people who can do that."
"I need to stay focused in myself and first be focused on trying to put the puck in the net and obviously being around the net and trying to be a pest around the net," Conacher said. "I can't go over that line where I'm taking myself out of the game. If I'm in the box for four, six, eight, 10 minutes of the game, that's obviously not where I want to be. So I've got to focus on the goals first and the offensive and defensive play of the game, and then obviously I like to play and still be around the net and causing chaos a little bit."