Notes & Lines: Stadium Series Game in Chicago

This will be a big game tonight, but not because it's outdoors. At last count, there have been approximately 342 outdoor games this year and the Pens have played outdoors about 204 times. However, this game will be big because it's the Penguins against the defending Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks.

Also, outdoor games always look pretty cool so maybe our cynicism isn't warrented. 

Crosby versus Toews is enough to make this one interesting. This is actually the first time they've competed against each other in the NHL

Plus, the jerseys look pretty nice, despite the chrome logo:

Via the Pens' Instagram

Pittsburgh Penguins lines from Daily Faceoff:

Chris Kunitz – Sidney Crosby – Brian Gibbons
Jussi Jokinen – Evgeni Malkin – James Neal
Tanner Glass – Brandon Sutter – Chuck Kobasew
Taylor Pyatt – Joe Vitale – Craig Adams

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

Marc-Andre Fleury

Chicago Blackhawks lines from Daily Faceoff:

Patrick Sharp – Jonathan Toews – Marian Hossa
Kris Versteeg – Peter Regin – Patrick Kane
Bryan Bickell – Andrew Shaw – Brandon Saad
Brandon Bollig – Marcus Kruger – Ben Smith

Duncan Keith – Brent Seabrook
Johnny Oduya – Niklas Hjalmarsson
Nick Leddy – Michal Rozival

Corey Crawford