Saturday, February 7, 2015

Game Day: Game 53 - Jagr-less Penguins vs Canucks


1st in the Metrosexual Division

2nd Wild Card City

Rogers Arena
Radio: 105.9 The X

    The Penguins come into Vancouver looking to go #SweepCity on their western Canada trip after coming off two straight shutout performances by everyone's favorite player to blame, Marc-Andre Fleury. However, MAF will give way to Thomas Greiss who will start between the pipes tonight. He is looking for revenge against the Canucks after he took the 3-0 L back on December 4th. The Canucks are entering this game struggling mightily going 2-4 in their last six games while giving up 21 goals in that span. Henrik Sedin and Zach Sill have the same amount of goals in their last 13 games with one, so that's a problem for Vancouver. Meanwhile, #BestInTheWorld Sidney Crosby may be starting to heat up, coming off a three point night in Calgary. The Penguins will face elite gold medal winning net-minder Ryan Miller tonight. Oh wait, he didn't win gold. Wrong Ryan Miller. Either way, the Penguins look to close out their yearly western Canada road trip going 3-0. Here we gooooooo.

   Lines according to Daily Faceoff:


LW      -      C      -     RW

Kunitz - Crosby - Perron

Arcobello - Malkin - Hornqvist

Spaling - Sutter - Downie

Sill - Lapierre - Forward #27


Martin - Letang

Scuderi - Despres

Pouliot - Bortuzzo 



For Vancouver: 

LW     -      C      -    RW

D. Sedin - H. Sedin - Burrows (POS)

Matthias - Bonino - Vrbata

Higgins - Vey - Kassian 

Dorsett - Horvat - Hansen


Edler - Tanev

Hamhuis - Sbisa 

Stanton - Clendening 



Who are the stripes this evening?

Refs according to Scouting the Refs
         Brad Meier 
          Gord Dwyer
Linesman (sort of like stripes): 
                Lonnie Cameron
        Brian Mach

What to Watch for:
  • For some reason, the Pens are 11-3-1 against western conference teams this year so look out
  • David Perron has 8 points in his last 6 games in Vancouver so he likes it there
  • Brandon Sutter scored last night and the Pens are 10-0-1 when he scores so it'd be nice if he could score more
  • Crosby, Kunitz and Perron have accounted for 4/6 Pens goals on this west Canada trip
  • Will Crosby be god again?
  • Will the Canucks dive?
*We will close this game-day report by showing a collage of Canucks dives, enjoy*

By the way, Ryan Miller's only gold medal:

If you hate how NHL 15 doesn't have team play and EASHL one man is to blame and look what jersey he is wearing.... @Rammer34 on Twitter. Tell him his game sucks and his team sucks and you'll probably get blocked like we did.

Let's do it. Go Pens.

(credit to whoever made the gifs and pics. We took em cause YOLO but we do thank you for making our job easier).

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