Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Penguins Game Day 41 - vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

Tampa Bay Lightning

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

The 'Guins look to pick up a win against a surprisingly tough Tampa Bay Lightning team and look to snap a streak where they have lost three of the last four. This should be a really good game and a good test for a Penguins team that is kind of slumping since putting together a big winning streak. This will also pit the two top goal scorers against each other.

So we can get this out of the way, Ryan Malone used to play for the Penguins.


The Lightning currently sit atop the Southeast Division.


It will be interesting to see how Jordan Staal plays in his second game back. He got some time off so I am sure some of the soreness is gone from playing in that first game but I am really excited to see what he is going to be like with Geno on his wing and vice verse.

The previous match ups:

October 27: Tampa Bay 5, Pittsburgh 3


November 12: Pittsburgh 5, Tampa Bay 1



The Penguins probables:

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

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

Goaltender
Marc-Andre Fleury



For the Lightning

Forwards
Ryan Malone - Steven Stamkos - Martin St. Louis
Simon Gagne - Vincent Lecavalier - Sean Bergenheim
Dana Tyrell - Nate Thompson - Adam Hall
Steve Downie - Dominic Moore - Teddy Purcell

Defense
Victor Hedman - Brett Clark
Mattias Ohlund - Mike Lundin
Matt Smaby - Pavel Kubina

Goaltender
Dwayne Roloson


The Stats:

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