Sunday, February 22, 2015

GAMEDAY 60: Panthers at Penguins

Consol Energy Center
6 PM
105.9 The X

The Penguins return home after playing 6 minutes ago in St. Louis. Look for Marc-Andre Fleury to play tonight and Al Montoya will be in net for the Panthers. The Panthers are 1 point behind the Boston Bruins for the 2nd Wild Card before today's games but Boston looks like they're going to beat the Blackhawks today. The Philadelphia Flyers have also tightened the gap between them and the Panthers to 1 point, so this is a pretty big game for the Cats. The Penguins are now just 1 point behind the Washington Capitals for 3rd in the Metrosexual Division. Scoreboard watching time is here. 22 to go after tonight. Buckle up, it's starting to be the best time of the year. Pittsburgh native Vincent Trochek looks to be in the lineup for the Panthers tonight.

Lines (via Daily Faceoff)

Jokinen - Bjugstad - Hayes
Huberdeau - Barkov - Boyes
Fleischmann - Trochek - Upshall
Kopecky - MacKenzie - Thug Thornton

Campbell - Ekblad
Kulikov - Gudbranson
Kampfer - Petrovic


Perron - Crosby - Hornqvist
Kunitz - Malkin - Comeau
Spaling - Sutter - Downie
Adams - Lapierre - Downie

Martin - Letang
Scuderi - Despres
Pouliot - Bortuzzo


Who are the Stripes? (Via Scouting the Refs)
Kelly Sutherland
Graham Skilliter

Greg Devorski
Tony Sericolo

*grabs bleach because Sutherland*

  • Pens aren't very good at back to backs (too lazy to look up stat)
  • MAF only allowed 5 goals in his last 3 starts (0-3-0)
  • Penguins scored 2 goals on the powerplay last night.
  • #JagrWatch
  • #StaalWatch
  • #StrikeWatch
  • Christian Ehrhoff was activated off IR today but will not play tonight
  • Pens and Panthers have split this season series so far (Florida's win was a shootout)
Trade deadline in a week.

2 Games until then after tonight.

Buckle Up.

Do It. 

Go Pens.

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