Thursday, January 21, 2010

Penguins Game Day 52 - vs. Washington Capitals

Washington Capitals
7:30 PM, Mellon Arena, Pittsburgh, PA

This is being built up to be one of the best games of the NHL season thus far. It should be all of that and more at the Mellon Arena tonight. The Washington Capitals come to town tonight with AO and his BFF's Mike Green and Alex Semin (insert joke here).

This is the first encounter of these two teams this season. Remember what happened last time?



Or this one:



That hurts.

This should prove to be an amazing game with three of the best players in the NHL today.

It was learned earlier that MAF was put on the IR so looks like Beej is going to be pulling the load for the foreseeable future. Nothing wrong with that, not that I don't want MAF in there but to have a quality backup like Beej makes you feel a whole lot better about it.

The travisty of this whole game? It is not on national TV. What the hell is the NHL thinking? You want to market your game to as many people as you can and you can't put the best three players in the league on the TV when they play each other? Give me a break. Want to see what the NHL's big network is playing during this time?

Yes, that is Wacked Out Sports for an hour then Tin Cup. Tin f'ing Cup. Great movie, don't get me wrong, but is that so important to your programing that you can't boost rating and get people to watch your channel? Direct TV is laughing in your face VS because you can't even show the top NHL contest of the year. Tin Cup. What a joke. No wonder people aren't more into the NHL.

Back to more imporatant things, like the game.

Here are the lines thanks to the Penguins Website:

Forwards

Guerin-Crosby-Kennedy
Fedotenko-Malkin-Johnson
Cooke-Staal-Rupp
Jeffrey-Adams-Godard

Defense

Gonchar-Orpik
McKee-Goligoski
Eaton-Letang

Netminder

Johnson

Dupers is out tonight so Dustin Jeffrey is called up for his cup of coffee and TK will move up to the first like to play along with Bing and Dad while Nick Johnson will play his first Penguins game tonight, and his first game in the NHL. That means Talbot is out and he is considered day-to-day.

Here are some comparisons of the teams:



There it is. Strap up, it's gonna be a good one.

Lets Go Pens

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