Pittsburgh Penguins Gameday 77: Winnipeg Jets

Pittsburgh Penguins (48-23-5) @ Winnipeg Jets (34-33-10)
Root Sports, TSN-Jets – 8:00 pm/et
MTS Centre – Winnipeg, MB


Paul Martin is back! Also, the Pens can clinch the Metro division today.


Leading Scorers:

Penguins: Sidney Crosby (36G, 64A: 100P)
Jets: Blake Wheeler (27G, 37A: 64P)

Probable Starting Goaltenders:

Penguins: Marc-Andre Fleury (36-18-4, 2.36 GAA, .916 Sv%)
Jets: Ondrej Pavelec (21-25-7, 3.01 GAA, .902 Sv%)

Last Games:

Penguins: Lost to Carolina Hurricanes 4-1.
Jets: Defeated Phoenix Coyotes 2-1 [SO].

Last Ten:

Penguins: 4-5-1.
Jets: 4-5-1.

Opposition Blog: [Jets Nation]


“Coming off of one of the most epic collapses in Jets 2.0 history, the Jets faced a Phoenix team that had the opportunity to mathematically knock them out of playoff position. Yet somehow, with the odds stacked against them, the Jets pulled through and left the desert with a shootout win.”

What Happened Last Time: January 5, 2014 – Pens won 6-5. [Our Recap]

“When it is all said and done, what in the world will we say about the James Neal and Evgeni Malkin duo? There were some possible lowlights in this game, but, holy crap, were Neal and Malkin and their henchman, Jussi Jokinen, good. The line combined for 8 points and helped the Pens win an old-fashioned shootout at CEC. The Formula strikes again.”

Penguins Player(s) to Watch: Paul Martin. It’s a big deal that he’s back.

Jets Player(s) to Watch: Eric Tangradi, because remember when he was a big deal?

Gif that Seems Appropriate for Today’s Game: 

Pittsburgh Penguins lines from Daily Faceoff:

Chris Kunitz – Sidney Crosby – Lee Stempniak
Beau Bennett – Jussi Jokinen – James Neal
Taylor Pyatt – Brandon Sutter – Brian Gibbons
Tanner Glass – Craig Adams – Jayson Megna

Paul Martin – Brooks Orpik
Matt Niskanen – Olli Maatta
Robert Bortuzzo – Rob Scuderi

Marc-Andre Fleury

Winnipeg Jets lines from Daily Faceoff:

Andrew Ladd – Bryan Little – Michael Frolik
Dustin Byfuglien – Olli Jokinen – Blake Wheeler
Evander Kane – Eric O’Dell – Matt Halischuk
Anthony Peluso – Jim Slater – Eric Tangradi

Mark Stuart – Jacob Trouba
Tobias Enstrom – Paul Postma
Adam Pardy – Zach Redmond

Ondrej Pavelec