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GAMEDAY 80 – LIGHTNING

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Tonight the Pens roll into Pittsburgh South with one goal in mind: Clinch a playoff spot.
If the Pens win tonight they can finish no worse than seventh in the East.

 
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The Lightning have a million injuries.

 

Mike Smith, Andrej Meszaros, Paul Ranger, Marek Malik, Cory Murphy and Vincent Lecavalier are all out for the season.
Josef Melichar, Richard Petiot and Ryan Craig are questionable for tonight.

 
The Pens have gone back to these lines for tonight's game:

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Kunitz-Crosby-Guerin
Fedotenko-Malkin-Sykora
Cooke-Staal-Kennedy
Dupuis-Talbot-Godard

 

Orpik-Gonchar
Eaton-Letang
Gill-Scuderi
 

Fleury will be in goal.

 

It's a huge night in the NHL.  13 games on the schedule.
The Flyers and Habs could also clinch playoff spots tonight.  The Flames and Devils could win their divisions.
 

Faceoff-Factor's "Greatest Penguin Ever, Excluding Mario Lemieux" tournament is down to the Elite Eight.
 

TSN has revealed Pool B in their Play of the Year Showdown.
 

The NHL is having a poker tournament in Vegas.
 

Today's "Who will win the NHL's individual awards" post is brought to you by ESPN.
 

Tickets to the first two Penguins playoff games are all sold out.
 

Canoe.ca has a list of the NHL's greatest pranksters:
 

"While Sidney Crosby was in the spotlight for his purported whining to referees several of his fellow Pittsburgh Penguins started hiding baby clothes and accessories under the superstar's locker. Marc-Andre Fleury admitted later than the Crosby was less than impressed with the prank."

Coming up with a gameday character for today was difficult.
 

We wanted someone who would display toughness, tenacity and a will to win.
At the same time we felt that person needed to hold a grudge against the Lightning for some reason.
 

It's a risk, but in order to succeed you need to take risks.
 

We spent the day scouring retirement homes until we found him.

 
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Go Pens.
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