Sunday, February 15, 2015

Game Day: Game 56 Pens at Blackhawks




United Center
TV: NBC Sports, TVA
Radio: 105.9 The X

   The Pittsburgh Penguins travel to United Center to play the Chicago Blackhawks at 12:30 this afternoon. The Penguins will go up against red-hot traitor Marian Hossa (7 goals, 1 assist in his last four games). However, the Penguins captain Sidney Crosby has played some unreal hockey as of late. In his last 4 games Crosby has recorded 4 goals and 1 assist. Kris Letang cannot be left out of the conversation as well. This guy is a legit Norris Trophy candidate so far this year. Letang has recorded 19 assists since January 1st, and just played some unreal hockey. Both teams are just about healthy, as the Penguins will most likely be missing Christian Ehrhoff still due to a concussion and the Blackhawks may get defenseman Michal Rozsival back after an upper-body injury. The last time the Pens played the Blackhawks back on January 21st, the Hawks won in a shootout 3-2. Look for an unreal game today.

Lines (both teams did not have a morning skate, so these are based off NHL Gamecenter App):


LW      -    C     -     RW

Kunitz - Crosby - Perron

Comeau - Malkin - Hornqvist

Spaling - Sutter - Bennett

Downie - Lapierre - Adams


Martin - Letang

Scuderi - Despres

Pouliot - Bortuzzo




LW      -     C      -   RW

Saad - Toews - Hossa

Versteeg - Richards - Kane

Bickell - Shaw - Hartman

Sharp - Kruger - Carcillo 


Oduya - Hjalmarsson

Keith - Rozsival

Cumiskey - Seabrook



Who are the stripes you ask?

(We ask the same question. According to Scouting the Refs the stripes have not been listed yet so there's that.

What to watch for:
  • Apparently Steve Downie comes back today so look out for that
  • According to HCMJ look for Pouliot to be used on the powerplay more today
  • Pens powerplay 0/13 their last six games so something's gotta happen right?
  • Happy birthday to the 2nd greatest hockey player to put on a Penguin uniform, Jaromir Jagr
  • Christian Ehrhoff is nearing a return, so look for that
  • The last time these two teams met, Zach Sill scored his first NHL goal

Happy birthday Jaromir Jagr

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