Preseason Gameday: Columbus Blue Jackets @ Pittsburgh Penguins

Columbus Blue Jackets @ Pittsburgh Penguins
Root Sports – 4:00 pm/et 
Consol Energy Center – Pittsburgh, PA

The Columbus Blue Jackets are now in the Penguins' division. This is going to be a fun rivalry in the Ridiculous Name Division, and we're looking forward to that.

Today's game is also a free game for kids, which is nice.

The Blue Jackets won the first preseason game between these two teams


Records: Pittsburgh (1-1-1 – Preseason) / Columbus (3-1-0 – Preseason)
Opposition Blog: The Cannon
Previews from Team Websites: [Penguins] [Blue Jackets]
What Happened Last Time: [Our Recap]

Somewhere in the first period Bylsma went off on one of the refs. He seemed really jammed about it. Jacques Martin looked at home behind the bench.

Penguin to Watch: Jussi Jokinen. He's playing on the top line with Malkin and Neal. It will be interesting to see if he can find a permanent place on that line.
Blue Jacket to Watch: Mark Letestu. He's a former Penguin. We guarantee that will be mentioned about 82 times. Also, did you know that R.J. Umberger was born in Western Pennsylvania? You will!

Penguins Lines from


(The D rotated with three)

Marc-Andre Fleury

Blue Jackets Line-up from

Forwards: Atkinson, Boll, Chaput, Craig, Dubinsky, Foligno, Gaborik, Jenner, Johansen, Letestu, MacK, Skille, Umberger

Defense: Erixon, Johnson, Melart, Murray, Savard, Tyutin, Weber

Goaltenders: Bobrovsky, Smith

 A message from Pensblog general manager Marty the Chicken:

The Pensblog Gameday Characters have served us well over the last several years. 

However, it is time for a change. Today I would like to announce the retirement of the Pensblog Gameday Character program, effective immediately. I would like to thank all Gameday Characters for their service and dedication and wish them well in their future endeavours.

Thank you for your time.