Gameday 18 – Thrashers

7:00 PM
Philips Arena

Know The Enemy:
Thrashing the Blues

Fresh off of a pretty big win, the Pens are in Atlanta tonight to take on the Chicago Blackhawks Atlanta Thrashers.
Atlanta is 7-6-3 on the season.  Like the Pens, they have 17 points but they've played one less game.
Dustin Byfuglien is tied for the Atlanta scoring lead with 16 points.
That leaves him tied with Kris Letang and Nicklas Lidstrom for the defenseman scoring lead.

No idea who will be in net for the Pens tonight.

Evander Kane and Matt Cooke aren't too fond of one another:


The Pens lines:

Chris Kunitz – Sidney Crosby – Pascal Dupuis
Matt Cooke – Evgeni MalkinArron Asham
Mike Rupp – Max Talbot – Craig Adams
Chris Conner – Mark Letestu – Tyler Kennedy

Brooks Orpik – Kris Letang
Paul Martin – Zbynek Michalek
Alex GoligoskiDeryk Engelland

Marc-Andre Fleury/Brent Johnson

Atlanta's lines according to Hockey Utopia:

Evander Kane – Nikolai Antropov – Anthony Stewart
Andrew Ladd – Rich PeverleyNiclas Bergfors
Eric Boulton – Jim Slater – Chris Thorburn
Ben Eager – Alexander BurmistrovFredrik Modin

Tobias Enstrom – Dustin Byfuglien
Zach Bogosian – Johnny Oduya
Ron Hainsey – Brent Sopel

Ondrej Pavelec


Heading to Atlanta.  Gonna make sure the dead stay dead.

Do It.

Go Pens.