Playoff Gameday – Round One, Game Five – Lightning

CONSOL Energy 12:00PM
TV: ROOT Sports, CBC, Versus
Penguins Lead Series 3-1.
Team Notes:

Kunitz will be back.

The Penguins haven't been great at closing series at home recently.


Something about the team being resilent.

Guy Boucher has confidence in Roloson.

Steve Dowine will be back.


Know Your Enemy: Lightning Hockey Blog

What they're saying about the Lightning:

It's a possible elimination this morning. It's go big or literally go home. But will the Lightning go down without a fight? Hell no. Not a whole lot to say about this game. And I'm not even going to talk about benching Stamkos because that's absurd.

Penguins Lines:

James Neal – Mark Letestu – Alexei Kovalev
Chris Kunitz – Jordan Staal – Tyler Kennedy
Pascal Dupuis – Max Talbot – Chris Conner
Mike Rupp – Craig Adams – Arron Asham

Kris Letang – Brooks Orpik
Zbynek Michalek – Paul Martin
Matt Niskanen – Ben Lovejoy

Marc-Andre Fleury

Another guess at the Lightning's Lines:

Simon Gagne – Vincent Lecavalier – Martin St. Louis
Ryan Malone – Steven Stamkos – Steve Downie
Adam Hall – Dominic Moore – Nate Thompson
Dana Tyrell – Sean Bergenheim – Teddy Purcell

Mike Lundin – Mattias Ohlund
Eric Brewer – Victor Hedman
Pavel Kubina – Brett Clark

Dwayne Roloson

Photoshop City:
A 12PM game?  Afternoon games aren't traditionally good for the Pens.
The Pens have the chance to end this series today.  A win today means they can sit and watch the rest of the league battle for a couple of days while they rest.  A loss means they have to go back to Tampa and play in a hot arena.  Letting the Lightning back into this series would be a huge mistake.  They've gotta go for the kill today.  End it now.  The Consol wants to see its first handshake line.
"Get busy living, or get busy dying."
Do It.
Go Pens.