Pittsburgh Penguins Gameday 4: Florida Panthers

Pittsburgh Penguins (3-0-0) @ Florida Panthers (1-3-0)
Root Sports, FS-F, RDS2 – 7:30 pm/et 
BB&T Center – Sunrise, FL

(That's from a preseason game this year.)

The Penguins take their undefeated record into their first road game of the regular season. Jeff Zatkoff will make his NHL debut tonight in goal for the Pens. This is the Panthers' home opener.

STATS, INFO & NOTES:

Leading Scorers:

Penguins: Sidney Crosby (2G, 2A: 4P)
Panthers: Brian Campbell (0G, 4A: 4P)

Starting Goaltenders:

Penguins: Jeff Zatkoff (0-0-0)
Panthers: Jacob Markstrom - Maybe…. (0-1-0, 3.93 GAA, .855 Sv%)

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The Panthers' goalies have had it rough recently:

Markstrom's 3.93GAA is the best on the team right now….

Last Games:

Penguins: Defeated Carolina Hurricanes 5-2.
Panthers: Lost to Tampa Bay Lightning 7-2.

Previews from Team Websites:  [Panthers] [Penguins]

Opposition Blog: [Litter Box Cats]
What They're Saying: "LBC Game Preview: Pittsburgh Penguins at Florida Panthers"

They started it out with a 4-2 win over the Dallas Stars on Thursday, and continued with an embarrassing 7-0 shutout at the hands of the St. Louis Blues Saturday. On Tuesday, they played very well but came out with a moral victory and an injured goaltender in a 2-1 loss to the Philadelphia Flyers before the bottom fell out against the Bolts last night, 7-2. They go on to host the Los Angeles Kings on Sunday before visiting the Nashville Predators.

What Happened Last Time: April 13, 2013 – Pens won 3-1 [Our Recap]

Florida sucks, and this game was pretty boring. Unlimited Pens fans in attendance.

Penguins Player(s) to Watch: Sidney Crosby. Because we'd love to see him score like 17 goals against the Panthers.

Panthers Player(s) to Watch: That guy… you know… that guy who's on the Panthers… Captain Whatshisname.

Gif that Seems Appropriate for Today's Game: 

Pittsburgh Penguins lines from Daily Faceoff:

Chris Kunitz – Sidney Crosby – Pascal Dupuis
Jussi Jokinen – Evgeni Malkin – Beau Bennett
Dustin Jeffrey – Brandon Sutter – Chuck Kobasew
Tanner Glass – Joe Vitale – Craig Adams
 
Brooks Orpik – Paul Martin
Rob Scuderi – Matt Niskanen
Olli Maatta – Robert Bortuzzo
 
Jeff Zatkoff 

Florida Panthers lines from Daily Faceoff:

Jonathan Huberdeau – Marcel Goc – Kris Versteeg 
Tomas Fleischmann – Aleksander Barkov – Brad Boyes 
Jesse Winchester – Shawn Matthias – Tomas Kopecky
Scottie Upshall - Scott Gomez – Joey Crabb
 
Brian Campbell – Tom Gilbert 
Dmitry Kulikov – Mike Weaver 
Erik Gudbranson – Ryan Whitney 
 
Jacob Markstrom

 

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