Notes & Lines: Tonight Versus Colorado Avalanche

Patrick Roy and the Central Division-leading Colorado Avalanche visit Pittsburgh. It's Nathan MacKinnon versus Sidney CrosbyCole Harbour must be so excited

Sidney Crosby was named the second star of the week for last week.

Marc-Andre Fleury is 7-0 and Tim Wharnsby from CBC says he is currently at the top of the list of "contenders for the three goalkeeper spots on the Canadian Olympic team based on their play to date."

Fleury will be in net for the Penguins. Jean-Sebastien Giguere will start for the Avalanche.

On the injury front, Kris Letang is close to returning. James Neal will miss at least two more weeks.

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Did you know that Chuck Kobasew used to be a member of the Avalanche? (Used to be "an Avalanche?" We're not sure how to best phrase that…) Also, Nate Guenin used to be a Penguin.

Pittsburgh Penguins lines via Penguins.NHL.com:

Chris Kunitz – Sidney Crosby – Pascal Dupuis
Jussi Jokinen – Evgeni Malkin - Chuck Kobasew
Tanner Glass – Brandon Sutter – Chris Conner
Craig Adams – Joe Vitale - Harry Zolnierczyk

Brooks Orpik – Paul Martin
Rob Scuderi – Matt Niskanen
Olli Maatta – Robert Bortuzzo/Deryk Engelland

Marc-Andre Fleury

Colorado Avalanche lines via Daily Faceoff:

Gabriel Landeskog – Paul Stastny – Alex Tanguay 
Ryan O'Reilly – Matt Duchene – Steve Downie 
Jamie McGinn – Nathan Mackinnon – P.A. Parenteau 
Marc-Andre Cliche – John Mitchell – Patrick Bordeleau 
 
Erik Johnson – Jan Hejda 
Ryan Wilson – Nate Guenin 
Andre Benoit – Cory Sarich
 
Jean-Sebastien Giguere

"Marc-Andre Cliche" sounds like Sidney Crosby speaking to reporters about MAF.

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