Thursday, February 19, 2015

Game Day: Game 58 CBJ vs Pens


(6th in the Metrosexual Division)


(3rd in the Metrosexual Division)

Consol Energy Center
                     TV: NBCSN, SN360, SNO, ROOT Sports PITT
Radio: 105.9 The X

   Well it's a hockey night in Pittsburgh. The Penguins will face off against the Columbus Bluejackets at Consol Energy Center. It's an #FSPensSection night tonight, so if you hate noise like most Pens fans, you might want to just watch from your living room. The Penguins are coming into this game having lost just 1 game out of the last 13 in regulation time against the Jackets dating back to 2006. The Jackets may get all-star forward Nick Foligno back tonight after he missed Tuesday's game against the Flyers in which the Jackets went on to win 5-2. The Penguins are coming off a loss to the Cupless Capitals 3-1 on Tuesday night, and we still don't know if Ovie meant to 'shoot' that puck or Letang's foot to the moon. Either way, tonight's an important night considering the Penguins have been absolute trash against their Metropolitan Division opponents this year, going 7-10-4 on the season. It'd be nice if the Pens could get their stuff together tonight and show Columbus why they need a 5th Line. Whoops lame pun. Either way, the Pens have won 6 of their last 7 against CBJ, but now that they're a Metro opponent, who knows??

Projected lines (via Daily Faceoff):

Columbus Blue Jackets: 

LW         -      C       -      RW

Hartnell - Johansen - Tropp

Calvert - Dubinsky - Atkinson 

Foligno/ Wennberg -Anisimov - Dano

Skille - Letestu - Boll


Johnson - Savard

Connauton - Wisniewski 

Tyutin - Goloubef



Pittsburgh Penguins: 

LW        -       C        -       RW

Kunitz - Crosby - Perron

Comeau - Malkin - Hornqvist

Spaling - Sutter - Bennett 

Adams - Lapierre - Downie


Martin - Letang

Scuderi - Despres

Pouliot - Bortuzzo



Who are the stripes you ask? (according to Scouting the Refs):

Referees: Dave Lewis
                  Steve Kozari 
         Linesman: Brian Murphy 
                                  Matt MacPherson 

What to Watch for:
  • Pens are 1-5 in their last 6 in games against Metro opponents
  • Kris Letang has a point in 5 of his last 6 home games (1 goal, 10 assists)
  • Last 5 starts, Fleury is 3-1-1 with a .969 save %
  • Malkin owns the Blue Jackets
  • No #BrianGibbonsWatch
    • #VanillaMidgetWatch
Let's actually beat a Metro opponent tonight ? 


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