Saturday, January 1, 2011

Penguins Game Day 39 - vs. Washington Capitals

 Washington Capitals
 1:00 p.m., Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, PA


So this game is going to be played outside? Well I never...

Hopefully this thing gets off on the right foot. Supposed to be 50 or so and have some rain and with a 1 p.m. start it will be interesting to see how close they get to that start time.

As big of a platform as this game in lets keep in mind that this is only one game. One game of 82. Keep it in perspective.

Please go over to Sean's Ramblings where he brought together a great number of bloggers, including me, to take a look at the Winter Classic.

The previous match up this season:
December 23: Penguins 3, Capitals 2



The Penguins probable line up:

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

Defense
Brooks Orpik - Kris Letang
Paul Martin - Zbynek Michalek
Alex Goligoski - Ben Lovejoy

Goaltender
Marc-Andre Fleury


For the Capitals (the last time they played the Pens about a week ago):

Forwards
Alex Ovechkin - Nicklas Backstrom - Alexander Semin
Brooks Laich - Mathieu Perreault - Mike Knuble
Jason Chimera - Marcus Johansson - Andrew Gordon
Jay Beagle - David Steckel - Matt Bradley

Defense
Scott Hannan - Mike Green
John Erskine - Tom Poti
Karl Alzner - John Carlson

Goaltender
Michal Neuvirth

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