Tampa Bay Lightning (27-27-6) @ Pittsburgh Penguins (34-21-5)
TV: ROOT, SUN, NHLN-US
Consol Energy Center – Pittsburgh, PA
Back-to-back afternoon games leading up to the trade deadline.
Season Series: 2-1-0
Last meeting that counted: February 12, 2012. Penguins won 4-2.
What we said in our recap:
Kunitz-Malkin-Neal accounted for 19 points over the weekend. The Pens again went down 2-0 in this one but stormed back with 4 unanswered.
Know Your Enemy: Lightning Hockey Blog.
What they're saying:
Instead of trading away guys pre-puck drop, the Lightning have picked up forward Tim Wallace off of waivers. Maybe we just like former Pittsburgh Penguins, or we're hoping for a 2nd Alaskan assassin..but this should mean that one of the Norfolk guys will be sent down back to the AHL.
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Pittsburgh Penguins lines from Empty Netters:
Chris Kunitz – Evgeni Malkin – James Neal
Steve Sullivan – Jordan Staal – Pascal Dupuis
Matt Cooke – Joe Vitale – Arron Asham
Eric Tangradi – Craig Adams – Richard Park
Kris Letang – Paul Martin
Zbynek Michalek – Deryk Engelland
Matt Niskanen – Ben Lovejoy
Tampa Bay Lightning lines from Empty Netters:
Teddy Purcell – Steven Stamkos – Martin St. Louis
Tom Pyatt – Nate Thompson – Ryan Malone
Tim Wallace – Adam Hall – J.T. Wyman
Ryan Shannon – Mike Angelidis – Brett Connolly
Victor Hedman – Eric Brewer
Brett Clark – Matt Gilroy
Brendan Mikkelson – Bruno Gervais