Carolina Hurricanes (16-24-7) @ Pittsburgh Penguins (23-17-4)
TV: ROOT, FS-CR
Consol Energy Center – Pittsburgh, PA
The Pittsburgh Penguins run against the Southeast Division continues. The Pens outscored their opponents 10-5 in their last three games against Washington, Florida and Tampa Bay. Now it's Carolina's turn. A win today would be three-in-a-row for the Pens.
Season Series: 2-1-0
Last Meeting That Counted: December 27, 2011. Penguins won 4-2.
What we said in our recap:
This game has happened like 12,000 times over the last 6 years. The Penguins completely dominate for two periods, score 3 goals in the third, and for 4 minutes run around like the action sequences in the War Horse trailer. And then the game was over. The Pens put up 52 shots, and controlled the entire game. Carolina is terrible.
Know Your Enemy: Canes Country
What they're saying:
The split moved Carolina to 16-24-7, good for 39 points and up to 13th in the Eastern Conference standings — ahead of the Islanders and Lightning who are both one point back of the Canes with five and three games in hand, respectively.
Favorite Hurricanes-Related Image, Photoshop, Video or Gif:
Pittsburgh Penguins lines from Empty Netters:
Chris Kunitz – Evgeni Malkin – James Neal
Pascal Dupuis – Dustin Jeffrey – Tyler Kennedy
Matt Cooke – Richard Park – Steve Sullivan
Eric Tangradi – Joe Vitale – Craig Adams
Paul Martin – Zbyenk Michalek
Brooks Orpik – Deryk Engelland
Matt Niskanen – Ben Lovejoy
Carolina Hurricanes lines from Empty Netters:
Jiri Tlusty – Eric Staal – Tuomo Ruutu
Jussi Jokinen – Jeff Skinner – Alexei Ponikarovsky
Andreas Nodl – Brandon Sutter – Patrick Dwyer
Brett Sutter – Tim Brent – Anthony Stewart
Bryan Allen – Tim Gleason
Derek Joslin – Jamie McBain
Jay Harrison – Justin Faulk