Gameday 9 – Blues


8:00 PM
Scottrade Center
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Jaroslav Halak.

It was Halak, perhaps more than anyone else, that eliminated Pittsburgh from the 2010 playoffs.
A different team in front of him and a different logo on his chest, but that doesn't mean the Pens won't be out looking for revenge tonight.

The Blues defeated the defending Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks last night with Halak in net.

Just in time for Halloween, Brooks Orpik is back tonight to dish out some Free Candy.
Possibly one of the cheesiest lines ever written on this blog.

It looks like Brent Johnson will be in net tonight.

Johnson played with the Blues for several years.

Some more Pens pumpkins:
And this Halloween costume:

The Pens lines:

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

Brooks Orpik – Kris Letang
Paul Martin – Alex Goligoski
Deryk Engelland – Ben Lovejoy

Brent Johnson

Empty Netters has the Blues lines:

David Perron – David BackesT.J. Oshie
Andy McDonald – Patrik Berglund – Brad Boyes
Alexander Steen – Jay McClement – Matt D'Agostini
Brad Winchester – Vladimir SobotkaB.J. Crombeen

Eric Brewer – Roman Polak
Barrett Jackman – Alex Pietrangelo
Carlo Colaiacovo – Erik Johnson

Jaroslav Halak

There's a Sidney Street in St. Louis:
The Blues are one of five teams in the NHL which Crosby has yet to score a goal against.
Let's see if that changes tonight.
Another awesome stat: Crosby and Malkin have played on the same line for the past five games.
In that span they've scored eight goals and 17 points.
This is classic:
Do It.
Go Pens.



7:00 PM

Mellon Arena

Listen to the game at [WXDX]

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Tonight is a Student Rush game.

Jay McKee is a former Blue.
Ty Conklin and Darryl Sydor are former Penguins.

We figured we'd get that out of the way right now.

Conklin won't be starting tonight however.



St. Louis' line combinations are:

Andy McDonald – David Backes – Brad Boyes
Paul KariyaPatrik Berglund – David Perron
T.J. Oshie – Jay McClementB.J. Crombeen
Brad Winchester – Keith Tkachuk – Cam Janssen

Darryl Sydor – Erik Johnson
Carlo Colaiacovo – Roman Polak
Mike Weaver – Tyson Strachan

Chris Mason
The Penguins will use the same line-up they have over the past few games.
Godard is in and Bourque is out.



By way of Empty Netters, it looks like Mike Zigomanis may be a Toronto Maple Leaf one day.
He signed a tryout deal with the AHL Toronto Marlies.


He's the first permanent captain in team history.
Since the team was founded they had been rotating the "C" every month.



Do it.

Go Pens.