Pittsburgh Penguins Gameday 47: Calgary Flames

Pittsburgh Penguins (32-12-2) @ Calgary Flames (15-23-6)
Root Sports, CBC- 10:00 pm/et 
Scotiabank Saddledome – Calgary, AB

[Image from Wikipedia]

The Pittsburgh Penguins wrap up their tour of the late night circuit in Western Canada with a game in Calgary against the Flames

Reto Berra will be in goal for the Flames. We have no idea who he is, so he'll probably look like Patrick Roy standing in front of a brick wall against the Pens.


Leading Scorers:

Penguins: Sidney Crosby (25G, 42A: 67P)
Flames: Jiri Hudler (12G, 23A: 35P)

Probable Starting Goaltenders:

Penguins: Marc-Andre Fleury (25-10-1, 2.27 GAA, .917 Sv%)
Flames: Reto Berra (5-12-2, 3.09 GAA, .898 Sv%)

Last Games:

Penguins: Lost to Edmonton Oilers 4-3 [OT].
Flames: Lost to St. Louis Blues 5-0.

Opposition Blog: [Flames Nation]
What They're Saying: "Scoring Chances: Games 31 – 44"


This team is hard to watch.

What Happened Last Time: December 21, 2013 – Pens won 4-3 [Our Recap]

Again, the Penguins have one basic NHL line. The rest is patchwork. Crosby putting up three points is impressive enough, but his overall game is what stuck out in this one. He was relentless in both ends of the ice against the Flames. Complete leadership package. There really isn't a ton more to even say.

Penguins Player(s) to Watch: Sidney Crosby. Duh.

Flames Player(s) to Watch: Reto Berra. Either he'll be a wall or a sacrificial lamb. Also, Michael Cammalleri because he'll probably score.

Gif that Seems Appropriate for Today's Game: 

Pittsburgh Penguins lines from Daily Faceoff:

Chris Kunitz – Sidney Crosby – Brian Gibbons
Jussi Jokinen – Evgeni Malkin – James Neal
Tanner Glass – Brandon Sutter – Taylor Pyatt
Craig Adams – Joe Vitale – Deryk Engelland
Rob Scuderi – Kris Letang
Robert Bortuzzo – Brooks Oprik
Olli Maatta – Matt Niskanen
Marc-Andre Fleury

Calgary Flames lines from Daily Faceoff:

Mike Cammalleri – Mikael Backlund – Lee Stempniak
Paul Byron – Sean Monahan – Jiri Hudler
T.J. Galiardi – Matt Stajan  – Lance Bouma
Kevin Westgarth – Joe Colborne – Brian McGrattan

T.J. Brodie – Mark Giordano
Ladislav Smid – Dennis Wideman
Chris Butler – Shane O'Brien

Reto Berra

They somehow have two guys in their line-up named "T.J."