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GAMEDAY 46 – MAPLE LEAFS

7:00 PM

Air Canada Centre
Listen to the game at [WXDX]
Know The Enemy:

The beginning of a five game road trip.
The Pens will visit four Canadian cities and Minnesota.
It begins tonight.
Sergei Gonchar and Ruslan Fedotenko will both be game-time decisions tonight.
The Pens are 1-1 against the Leafs this season.
They lost 4-3 in Pittsburgh on December 27th.
Ron Wilson isn’t happy with the Leafs in general and Phil Kessel specifically.
Kessel has one goal in his last eleven games.
The Leafs lost 3-2 in Buffalo last night.
They are a struggling team playing the second half of a back-to-back.
This is the sort of team the Penguins should beat.
The Leafs have only won two of their last nine games.
One of those wins was against Pittsburgh.

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From Down Goes Brown, this is apparently a real letter from 1962 from then Leafs GM Punch Imlach to player Jim Pappin:
If you can’t read that, here’s the full version.
It looks like golfing has been a big part of the Leafs’ culture for a while now.
The Pens lines:
Pascal Dupuis – Sidney Crosby – Bill Guerin
Luca Caputi – Evgeni Malkin – Mike Rupp
Matt Cooke – Jordan Staal – Tyler Kennedy
Max Talbot – Craig Adams – Eric Godard

Kris Letang – Brooks Orpik
Mark Eaton – Alex Goligoski
Jay McKee – Martin Skoula

Marc-Andre Fleury

Vesa Toskala played last night against Buffalo, so Jonas Gustavsson should be in net for the Leafs.
As long as there are no loud noises, his heart should be fine.
Actually… that’s not fair.
The noise at the ACC won’t be a concern.
Most of the suits in the first ten rows will be too busy arranging business deals on their Blackberrys to cheer.
Speaking of medical conditions, Mike Yeo won’t be coming on the road trip.

“Mike recently underwent stress tests and we think it is best for him to stay home with his family, relax, and be monitored by our doctors.”

— Dan Bylsma

Do it.

Go Pens.

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