San Jose Sharks
7:30 p.m., CONSOL Energy Center, Pittsburgh, PA
Welcome to the club James Neal and Matt Niskanen. Gonna be a treat to watch you play and hopefully stay healthy for longer than six seconds.
It will be fun to watch the Sharks tonight. I know I talk about it every time we play a Western Confernece team but I do enjoy watching this team play, even though they are typically one and two and done in the playoffs. They have some players that can play hockey and they are currently in fourth place in the West with 74 points.
MAF is going to get another start. Beej will probably get the play on Saturday which is the back end of the back-to-back games against the Hurricanes and Maple Leafs, both on the road.
Tough loss against the Caps. Can't really hate too much, I mean in a 1-0 game your defense plays pretty well and MAF is still toked out on whatever it is he has been taking. I guess there is a small outside chance he is really good. Some might not admit that, but he could get 100 straight shutouts and some people would still hate. Whatever.
Gotta get some points in the next three games. Should be fun.
The Penguins probables:
James Neal-Jordan Staal-Pascal Dupuis
Mike Rupp-Max Talbot-Chris Conner
Matt Cooke-Craig Adams-Tyler Kennedy
Brett Sterling-Joe Vitale-Tim Wallace
Brooks Orpik - Kris Letang
Ben Lovejoy - Zbynek Michalek
Matt Niskanen - Deryk Engelland
Marc Andre Fleury
For the Sharks
Patrick Marleau - Joe Thornton - Devin Setoguchi
Dany Heatley - Joe Pavelski - Torrey Mitchell
Ryane Clowe - Logan Couture - Kyle Wellwood
Ben Eager - Jamal Mayers - John McCarthy
Douglas Murray - Dan Boyle
Marc-Edouard Vlasic - Jason Demers
Niclas Wallin - Ian White