Pittsburgh Penguins (15-7-4) @ Carolina Hurricanes (8-15-4)
TV: ROOT, FS-CR
RBC Center – Raleigh, NC
The last time the Penguins played the Hurricanes, Adam almost drank his own pee.
Season Series: 0-1-0.
Last meeting that counted: November 12, 2011. Hurricanes won 3-2 [OT].
What we said in our recap:
The Pens were down 3-0 after two periods of play. It wasn't for lack of trying. Cam Ward let Malkin know this wasn't the 2009 Conference Finals. The Canes, meanwhile, were scratching goals onto the board. Jeff Skinner was everywhere. The Canes had lost 4 straight games, and three of those games saw the Canes have abysmal third periods that cost them wins. And it happened again in this one. But the hockey gods decided the Canes were due for a win. And that game-winning goal came on a play where Malkin was forced to play big in front of Johnson, but he was dog-tired, and Eric Staal put in some goal.
Know Your Enemy: Canes Country.
What they're saying:
The Carolina Hurricanes, (8-15-4) host the Pittsburgh Penguins, (15-7-4) tonight in another battle between one of the top teams and one of the bottom teams in the league. The Canes have lost five games in a row and 12 of their last 15. The Pens have won three of their last four and currently sit in first place in the East. Look for the same lineup as in recent games for the home team. Jay Harrison and Jamie McBain will sit this one out. Will the lines be mixed? There was no morning skate today, so we will find out at game time.
Pittsburgh Penguins Lines from Penguins.NHL.com:
Chris Kunitz – Sidney Crosby – Pascal Dupuis
Steve Sullivan – Evgeni Malkin – James Neal
Matt Cooke – Jordan Staal – Tyler Kennedy
Arron Asham – Richard Park – Craig Adams
Matt Niskanen – Brooks Orpik
Paul Martin – Deryk Engelland
Simon Despres – Robert Bortuzzo
Carolina Hurricanes Lines from Empty Netters:
Jeff Skinner – Eric Staal – Tuomo Ruutu
Alexei Ponikarovsky – Jussi Jokinen – Chad LaRose
Jiri Tlusty – Brandon Sutter – Patrick Dwyer
Andreas Nodl – Tim Brent – Anthony Stewart
Tim Gleason – Justin Faulk
Tomas Kaberle – Bryan Allen
Joni Pitkanen – Derek Joslin
Staal VS. Staal! ZOMG!!!!!!!!!!!!1!!!one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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