7:30 p.m., CONSOL Energy Center, Pittsburgh, PA
First off, HUGE day for the Penguins. GoGo is gone, which is going to suck, but Ray Shero absolutely stole James Neal from Dallas along with defensive teammate Matt Niskanen. Pretty exciting.
Ouside of that the Penguins will be playing with a still depleted line up against the Caps at the CONSOL. Should be a great match up and hopefully they can score a goal this time.
I was in Chicago yesterday for the game and must say that it was a highly entertaining game and the Penguins did a great job to grab a point. MAF was rock solid early on when the Hawks could have made the game a run away.
MAF back in net tonight and he is going to have to be huge again, and for the rest of the season for that matter.
Whatev. Lets get this done.
The previous match ups this season:
December 23: Penguins 3, Capitals 2
January 1: Washington 3, Pittsburgh 1
February 6: Washington 3, Pittsburgh 0
The Penguins probables:
Brett Sterling - Jordan Staal - Pascal Dupuis
Matt Cooke - Craig Adams - Tyler Kennedy
Mike Rupp - Maxime Talbot - Chris Conner
Ryan Craig - Joe Vitale - Tim Wallace
Brooks Orpik - Kris Letang
Paul Martin - Zbynek Michalek
Ben Lovejoy - Deryk Engelland
For the Caps:
Alex Ovechkin - Nicklas Backstrom - Mike Knuble
Brooks Laich - Marcus Johansson - Alexander Semin
Jason Chimera - Mathieu Perreault - Matt Hendricks
David Steckel - Boyd Gordon - Matt Bradley
Karl Alzner - John Carlson
Nick Schultz - Scott Hannan
John Erskine - Tyler Sloan