Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Penguins Game Day 33 - vs. New York Rangers

New York Rangers


7:00 p.m., CONSOL Energy Center, Pittsburgh, PA

Well that sucked, didn't it? The Flyers have now taken the first game at the CONSOL and now broke a 12 game losing streak. What ever is this team going to do? Oh, it was only December 14th? Really? Oh, well then what are some people freaking out for?

Great question. Don't act like they were never going to lose again.

Last night we saw how big Chris Kunitz is and what he means to that first line. A lot of people take him for granted but he might be the biggest reason for how well Sidney Crosby has been playing (except for, you know, Bing being amazing and all). He is still day-to-day and looks as if he will be a game time decision.

If Kunitz can't go then Geno Malkin will be on the first line again. He looked really good last night, even in teh first period when the Penguins were far from impressive. He scored two power play goals and looked to have that jump back in his step. I know it was the first time he was back on the ice in some time but if he can continue playing at that level the Penguins are going to be looking real good.

Thank God we are back on FSN. Versus was so bad last night. I know ESPN doesn't give the NHL a ton of love but the NHL needs ESPN in the worst way.

Brandon Dubinsky is a tool.

Sean Avery is a douche.

The Penguins and Rangers so far this season:

November 15: Rangers 3, Penguins 2 (OT)

November 29: Penguins 3, Rangers 1

The Penguins probables:

Evgeni Malkin - Sidney Crosby - Pascal Dupuis
Matt Cooke - Maxime Talbot - Arron Asham
Chris Conner - Mark Letestu - Tyler Kennedy
Mike Rupp - Dustin Jeffrey - Craig Adams

Brooks Orpik - Kris Letang
Paul Martin - Zbynek Michalek
Alex Goligoski - Deryk Engelland

Marc-Andre Fleury

For the Rangers:
Ruslan Fedotenko - Derek Stepan - Marian Gaborik
Brandon Dubinsky - Artem Anisimov - Ryan Callahan
Alex Frolov - Brian Boyle - Brandon Prust
Sean Avery - Erik Christensen - Chris Drury/Todd White

Marc Staal - Dan Girardi
Michael Del Zotto - Michal Rozsival
Steve Eminger - Mike Sauer

Henrik Lundqvist
The Stats:

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