After the first period at Scotiabank Place, the Pittsburgh Penguins and Ottawa Senators are locked in a scoreless tie. There was little action in the first twenty minutes, as neither team had a real opportunity to put a goal on the board. The Penguins outshot the Senators 11 to 9, but it was a relative snoozer. At the end of the first, the Senators had a three on one chance but failed to even get a shot off. The Friday night matchup is being played without a number of offensive stars, including Ottawa and league-leading goal scorer Milan Michalek. In addition to Sidney Crosby, who continues to be out indefinitely, Jordan Staal was scratched due to a nagging lower body injury. Staal was questionable for the Pens Tuesday night matchup and gave it a go at the last minute. He labored at certain times on the ice, including trying to get back to cover a three on two that ended with a Detroit goal. Friday, he was kept off the ice by coach Dan Bylsma. In addition to the injuries, Marc-Andre Fleury is getting the night off with goalie Brent Johnson in net for this first of back-to-back weekend games. For more on the Penguins, please visit Pensburgh, SB Nation's Penguins blog. For the perspective from the other side, please visit Silver Seven, SB Nation's Senators blog.