Pittsburgh Penguins Gameday 34: Detroit Red Wings

Pittsburgh Penguins (22-10-1) @ Detroit Red Wings (15-9-9)
Root Sports, FS-D, NHLN-US – 7:00 pm/et 
Joe Louis Arena – Detroit, MI

It's always a fun challenge when the Penguins play the Red Wings. It's too bad The Chief at A2Y isn't alive to see this.


Leading Scorers:

Penguins: Sidney Crosby (16G, 28A: 44P)
Red Wings: Henrik Zetterberg (11G, 19A: 30P)

Starting Goaltenders:

Penguins: Marc-Andre Fleury (18-8-1, 2.01 GAA, .924 Sv%)
Red Wings: Jonas Gustavsson (11-8-2, 1.93 GAA, .933 Sv%)

Last Games:

Penguins: Defeated New Jersey Devils 3-2.
Red Wings: Lost to Tampa Bay Lightning 2-1 [SO].

Opposition Blog: [Nightmare on Helm Street]
What They're Saying: "Post"

We know its been radio silence over here at NOHS (powered by Twig in 2013)

What Happened Last Time: December 13, 2011. Pens lost 4-1.[Our Recap]

This was one of those games that just had bad news written all over it. If you've been around an NHL season enough, you knew it. The Pens are worn down with injuries, and the Red Wings are still the Red Wings.

The 4-1 score is actually a little unfair because this was a one-goal game until late in the third.

Penguins Player(s) to Watch: Marc-Andre Fleury. He faced a lot of action last night, it will be interesting to see if he plays tonight.

Red Wings Player(s) to Watch: Daniel Alfredsson, because he makes accurate predictions before leaving town.

Gif that Seems Appropriate for Today's Game: 

Pittsburgh Penguins lines via Daily Faceoff:

Chris Kunitz – Sidney Crosby – Pascal Dupuis
Jussi Jokinen – Evgeni Malkin – Jayson Megna
Chris Conner – Brandon Sutter – Joe Vitale
Craig Adams – Zach Sill – Chuck Kobasew
Olli Maatta – Kris Letang
Deryk Engelland – Matt Niskanen
Simon Despres – Robert Bortuzzo
Marc-Andre Fleury

Detroit Red Wings lines via Daily Faceoff:

Justin Abdelkader – Pavel Datsyuk – Daniel Alfredsson
Gustav Nyquist – Johan Franzen – Todd Bertuzzi
Drew Miller – Joakim Andersson – Tomas Tatar
Danny Cleary – Luke Glendening – Mikael Samuelsson
Niklas Kronwall – Jonathan Ericsson
Kyle Quincey – Brendan Smith
Jakub Kindl – Brian Lashoff
Jonas Gustavsson