Gameday 4 – Maple Leafs


7:30 PM
CONSOL Energy Center
Back at that place the Penguins will never ever win a game the CONSOL Energy Center.
Michalek and Orpik are both out with injuries and Comrie is a game-time decision.

The Toronto Maple Leafs are in town, so that means Maple Leaf fans are likely in town as well.

Colby Armstong and his $3 million a year contract is also back in Pittsburgh.

Mike Zigomanis is back as well, but there aren't any humorous videos of him on YouTube.

The Leafs are hot, beating Montreal and Ottawa in their first two games, and there is finally optimism in Toronto.

In fact, optimism is so high that the Leafs Stanley Cup Parade Route has already been planned.

In an exclusive to the Pensblog, we've obtained a copy of this route.
At first it looks a little strange, but there's some deep symbolism behind it:

Toronto Maple Leafs Stanley Cup Parade Route

A Leafs/Pens game is an excuse to post this video from HNIC last year:
The Pens lines:

Chris Kunitz – Sidney Crosby – Pascal Dupuis
Eric Tangradi – Mark LetestuEvgeni Malkin
Matt Cooke – Max Talbot – Tyler Kennedy
Mike Rupp – Craig Adams – Eric Godard

Kris Letang – Paul Martin
Alex GoligoskiDeryk Engelland
Andrew Hutchinson – Ben Lovejoy

Marc-Andre Fleury

Pretty much guessing at the Leafs lines:

Nikolai Kulemin – Mikhail Grabovski – Phil Kessel
Clarke MacArthur – Tyler Bozak – Kris Versteeg
Fredrik Sjostrom – John Mitchell – Colby Armstrong
Mike Brown  – Mike Zigomanis – Colton Orr

Tomas Kaberle – Dion Phaneuf
Mike Komisarek – Luke Schenn
Francois Beauchemin – Brett Lebda

Jonas Gustavsson

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Win, lose or shoot-out, the game tonight should be thrilling, especially for the Leafs who once played for Pittsburgh (Colby Armstrong, Michael Zigomanis and Tim Brent). And moments after the national anthems are played, Leaf fans will get a real sense of what this new-look team is capable of achieving this year.

Yes, Tim Brent – who was incredibly influential to the Penguins' past – will definitely be a difference maker tonight.
Of course, now that we wrote that he'll score a hat trick including the game-winning goal.
The Toronto Sun says "Pittsburgh is hardly a dominant team in first three games of season."
Why bother playing the other 79 games at this point anyway?
Some good news on the injury front as Jordan Staal skated today.
Better trade him before he gets back and everyone remembers how absolutely terrible he is in every way.
The city of Toronto collectively celebrated yesterday as Jeff Finger was sent to the AHL.

Bring the chaos.
Do It.
Go Pens.