Sunday, February 26, 2012

Penguins Game Day 62 - vs. Columbus Blue Jackets

Columbus Blue Jackets

1:00 p.m., CONSOL Energy Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Pretty good win for the Penguins yesterday but as good as that win was it could be a wash if they don't go out and take care of business against the Blue Jackets. The last time the Pens were in this position was when they laid an egg against Buffalo.

I think the Penguins will be alright today as they were pretty upset about the loss to Buffalo. It will be interesting to see if Marc Andre Fleury is going to get the start in net or if the Penguins will turn to Brad Thiessen in net. I would assume that MAF isn't going to play today but you never know.

I will hopefully be able to watch the second half of today and will try to get a recap up after but I wouldn't bet my life on it.



The last meeting:

December 4, 2010 - Pittsburgh 7, Columbus 2




The Penguins probables (via Seth at Empty Netters):

Forwards
Chris Kunitz - Evgeni Malkin - James Neal
Steve Sullivan - Jordan Staal - Pascal Dupuis
Matt Cooke - Joe Vitale - Arron Asham
Eric Tangradi - Craig Adams - Richard Park

Defense
Paul Martin - Kris Letang
Brooks Orpik - Zbynek Michalek
Matt Niskanen - Deryk Engelland

Goaltender
Brad Thiessen


The Blue Jackets probables:

Forwards
R.J. Umberger - Derrick Brassard - Rick Nash
Vaclav Prospal - Mark Letestu - Cam Atkinson
Darryl Boyce - Samuel Pahlsson - Derek Dorsett
Colton Gillies - Derek MacKenzie - Ryan Johansen

Defense
Fedor Tyutin - Nikita Nikitin
James Moore - James Wisniewski
Jack Johnson - Brett Lebda

Goaltender
Curtis Sanford



The stats:


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