When you add in the fact that Sid is still out with a concussion, you're looking at a game that's lacking a lot of star power. Who the hell is in net for Detroit? Oh… Joey MacDonald
. That's just screaming for an outstanding performance from an no-name goaltender.
Meanwhile, everyone wants to talk about Sid's concussion:
Yes, the NHL does need to protect the health of the players. But, seriously, the All-Star Game? You think Sid missing the All-Star Game is the biggest issue here? How about Sid missing a significant amount of time during a season where he was on pace to hit some pretty impressive numbers? That's a worse situation for the NHL.
In anticipation of the Detroit game, the Pens website posted highlights from the 2009 Cup win: