Tampa Bay Lightning (24-24-6) @ Pittsburgh Penguins (31-19-5)
TV: ROOT, SUN, RDSI
Consol Energy Center – Pittsburgh, PA
Hopefully Evgeni Malkin doesn't do anything terrible and against "the code" like try to avoid a check today.
Season Series: 1-1-0
Last meeting that counted: January 15, 2012. Penguins won 6-3.
What we said in our recap:
When the chips are down, great players rise to the occasion. Evgeni Malkin reminded a lot of people of how great he is. Malkin went off for a natural hat trick after the Penguins blew a 3-0 lead in the third period.
Know Your Enemy: Lightning Hockey Blog.
What they're saying:
Both teams played yesterday and are playing the second half of their back to back tonight in Pittsburgh; The Pens had a day game against the Jets where it was the Evgeni Malkin show yet again with the Penguins won their game 8-5. They let in 2 goals early to the Jets but them came back in the 1st period to erase their mistake. John from Raw Charge muses that scoring 8 goals when you have to play the next day may be overdoing it, though I'm not sure if there is ever such a thing as overdoing it in goals.
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Pittsburgh Penguins lines from Empty Netters:
Chris Kunitz – Evgeni Malkin – James Neal
Matt Cooke – Jordan Staal – Pascal Dupuis
Steve Sullivan – Cal O'Reilly – Dustin Jeffrey
Craig Adams – Joe Vitale – Richard Park
Brooks Orpik – Kris Letang
Paul Martin – Zbynek Michalek
Deryk Engelland – Matt Niskanen
Tampa Bay Lightning lines from Empty Netters:
Steve Downie – Steven Stamkos – Teddy Purcell
Tom Pyatt – vincent Lecavalier – Martin St. Louis
Ryan Shannon – Dominic Moore – Nate Thompson
J.T. Wyman -Adam Hall – Brett Connolly
Eric Brewer – Pavel Kubina
Victor Hedman – Brett Clark
Brendan Mikkelson – Bruno Gervais