Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Penguins Game 13 Preview - vs. Boston Bruins

Boston Bruins

8:00 p.m., CONSOL Energy Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

The Last Penguins Game:
October 28, 2013 - Pittsburgh 3, Carolina 1 [Recap]

This game is most likely going to be built up more than it really should be. The Penguins got waxed by the Bruins in the Easter Conference Finals last season and evidently this is the game where the Penguins will have a chance to get "redemption" from last season. Not really sure what that means since the Bruins still will have won last season and winning in the ECF is infinitely better than a late October game but that's what the narrative will be.

The Bruins are a damn good team. Like I said they worked the Penguins last season and should be looking to do the same thing today. The Penguins are dealing with a ton of injuries as they now lost Rob Scuderi and Chuck Kobasew for at least the next month (and more) and they are still without James Neal and Beau Bennett. The Penguins still have talent but so do the Bruins that includes a pretty studly defensive core in front of Tuukka Rask.

Oh yea, Jarome Iginla is going to be in the building tonight as a Bruin. I am sure that will go over well. People from Pittsburgh don't take kindly to players leaving through free agency and I would actually be somewhat surprised if he wasn't booed, even it isn't by everyone. I mean these are people who still boo Jaromir Jagr who is the second best player to ever play hockey in Pittsburgh. As you can tell I think that is dumb.

Marc-Andre Fleury in the net tonight. The game is going to be a later start due to it being on national TV but I expect the Penguins to be up for this one so it should be a good time.


Probables:

Penguins (8-4-0)

Forwards
Chris Kunitz - Sidney Crosby - Pascal Dupuis
Jussi Jokinen - Evgeni Malkin - Matt D'Agostini
Tanner Glass - Brandon Sutter - Jayson Megna
Dustin Jeffrey - Joe Vitale - Craig Adams

Defense
Brooks Orpik - Paul Martin
Matt Niskanen - Kris Letang
Olli Maatta - Robert Bortuzzo

Goaltender
Marc-Andre Fleury

Bruins (7-3-0) (via Days of Y'Orr)

Forwards
Milan Lucic - David Krejci - Jarome Iginla
Reilly Smith - Patrice Bergeron - Brad Marchand
Carl Söderberg - Chris Kelly - Jordan Caron
Shawn Thornton - Gregory Campbell - Dan Paille

Defense
Zdeno Chara - Johnny Boychuk
Dennis Seidenberg - Dougie Hamilton
Torey Krug - Adam McQuaid

Goaltender
Tuukka Rask


The Stats:

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