Gameday 62 – Sharks

7:30 pm
CONSOL Energy Center
TV: Versus/FSN
The Neal/Niskanen Era begins tonight.
We expect James Neal to score about 37 goals tonight. God help Matt Niskanen if he makes a defensive error.


The Sharks ride into Pittsburgh on that wave tonight. Back to backs are always tough, although in this case I reminded myself that Detroit to Pittsburgh isn't even as bad as a drive from here to LA. Flight won't be that bad either. The joys of travelling back East. It's going to be a helluva game tonight folks, be sure to tune in.

Season series: N/A
Last meeting: November 7, 2009 – Sharks Won 5-0
What we said in our recap:


Penguins notes: Paul Martin tonight. Neal will wear #18, which was worn by Conner.  Conner will be #16.
Sharks notes:
The Sharks have won four in a row.
They beat Detroit 4-3 last night.
Line production the last 10 games: Penguins | Sharks
Favorite Sharks-related Photoshop or gif:
Penguins lines:

James Neal – Jordan Staal – Pascal Dupuis
Matt Cooke – Craig Adams – Tyler Kennedy
Mike Rupp – Max Talbot – Chris Conner
Brett Sterling – Joe Vitale – Tim Wallace

Brooks Orpik – Kris Letang
Ben Lovejoy – Zbynek Michalek
Matt NiskanenDeryk Engelland

Marc-Andre Fleury

Sharks Lines from Empty Netters:

Patrick Marleau – Joe Thornton – Devin Setoguchi
Dany Heatley – Joe Pavelski – Torrey Mitchell
Ryane Clowe – Logan Couture – Kyle Wellwood
Ben Eager – Jamal Mayers – John McCarthy

Douglas Murray – Dan Boyle
Marc-Edouard Vlasic – Jason Demers
Niclas Wallin – Ian White

Antti Niemi

Do It.
Go Pens.