1:00 PM
Mellon Arena
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The road trip is over.
The hype has died down.
The streets of Boston have not been stained red with blood.
We're back at Lady Mellon and it feels good, even if it's only for one game.
Only seven regular season games left for the old girl, including today.
After this game the Pens head back on the road for games against two big opponents: Detroit and Washington.
Then they'll settle into a nice six game homestand.
Is today a trap?
An afternoon game against the Hurricanes sandwiched in between games against New Jersey, Boston, Detroit, Washington and Philadelphia.
If any game was going to be overlooked, it would be this one.
The Canes defeated the Capitals in overtime on Thursday.
They defeated the Penguins in the last meeting between the two teams.
They're 10-4-1 in their last 15 games.
The playoffs are just around the corner.
It's time to bring that killer instinct back and crush the Canes.
Do what needs to be done.

Proposed Penguins Lines, if Malkin plays:
Chris Kunitz – Sidney Crosby – Pascal Dupuis
Alexei PonikarovskyEvgeni Malkin  – Ruslan Fedotenko
Matt Cooke – Jordan Staal – Bill Guerin
Mike Rupp – Craig Adams – Tyler Kennedy

Sergei Gonchar – Mark Eaton
Brooks Orpik – Kris Letang
Jordan Leopold – Alex Goligoski

Marc-Andre Fleury

Guerin on the third line with Cooke and Staal.
How awesome is the Rupp/Adams/Kennedy line?
This year's playoff marketing campaign will feature iconic moments from playoff history.
Mario Lemieux's goal against the North Stars is one of those moments.
Ray Bourque finally winning the Stanley Cup as a loyal member of the Boston Bruins will also appear.
We've heard that there's another guy named Staal that plays for the Hurricanes.
We're currently investigating to see if he's related to Jordan.
We'll get back to you.
Hopefully the announcers mention something about it during the game.
1 PM games suck.

Do it.

Go Pens.