Preseason Gameday 5 – Blackhawks

Chicago Blackhawks (2-2-1) vs. Pittsburgh Penguins(4-0-0)

8:30 pm/et

TV: NHL Network

United Center

Preseason Series: 1-0-0

Last Meeting: September 22, 2011. Penguins won 4-1 [Preseason]

What we said in our recap:

Not much to say about the game except that the Pens won, 4-1, and Jordan Staal scored two goals in the same game. Cooke scored a goal. Kennedy scored a goal. The first two periods of this game rivaled a Rush concert as the most uneventful occurrence in the history of CONSOL Energy Center. Then shit started happening.

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Know Your Enemy: Blackhawks Down Low

What they're saying:

Making fun of the Red Wings is always appreciated.

Pittsburgh Penguins Notes:

Penguins media day stuff. [Video]

Steve Sullivan will likely play today.

Sidney Crosby will likely make the season-opening western road trip.

Chicago Blackhawks Notes:

Patrick Sharp is skating.

Patrick Kane is on Twitter.

Gibsonia native Brandon Saad might start the season with the Blackhawks.

 

Favorite Blackhawks-Related Image, Photoshop or Gif:

"It's the Chicago Blackhawks man!"

Pittsburgh Penguins Lines from Penguins.NHL.com:

Steve Sullivan – Evgeni Malkin – James Neal
Pascal Dupuis – Jordan Staal – Tyler Kennedy
Matt Cooke – Mark LetestuArron Asham
Steven MacIntyre – Joe Vitale – Craig Adams

Paul Martin – Zbynek Michalek
Brian Strait – Kris Letang
Joe Morrow – Deryk Engelland

Brent Johnson
Marc-Andre Fleury

Guessing at the D parings, but this looks like almost a real line up!

No Chicago Blackhawks lines from Blackhawks.NHL.com, but this is who's playing:

Daniel Carcillo
Andrew Brunette
Marcus Kruger
Jonathan Toews
Jamal Mayers
Bryan Bickell
Brandon Pirri
Brandon Saad
Michael Frolik
Marian Hossa
Rostislav Oles
Patrick Kane

Duncan Keith
Niklas Hjalmarsson
Steve Montador
Sean O'Donnell
Brent Seabrook
Nick Leddy

Ray Emery
Alexander Salak

This may resemble a real hockey game. Carcillo still sucks.

It's starting to feel like actual hockey now. The actual season is less than a week away. It's time to burn it down!

Do It.

Go Pens.

Preseason Gameday 5 – Blackhawks

8:30 PM
 
United Center
 
Know the Enemy:
 
The Pittsburgh Penguins play their second last home game in the United Center, home of two thirds of the defending Stanley Cup Champions.

Roenick just realized The Social Network is sold out at his local theatre and he's very emotional about it.
 
 
No Crosby today.
 
 
 

Forwards
Pascal Dupuis
Mark Letestu
Chris Kunitz
Dustin Jeffrey
Mike Rupp
Matt Cooke
Maxime Talbot
Craig Adams
Eric Godard
Eric Tangradi
Arron Asham
Tyler Kennedy

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Defensemen
Alex Goligoski
Deryk Engelland
Paul Martin
Andrew Hutchinson
Simon Despres
Kris Letang

Goaltenders
Marc-Andre Fleury
Brad Thiessen

Not sure who's playing for the Hawks or how many of them will sign with Atlanta by game time.
 
The Blackhawks revealed their Cup rings yesterday.
 
Puck Daddy has the odds for the upcoming season.
 
For future gameday posts, if you want to send in arena pictures, Photoshops or anything else, send them to penguinsexperience@gmail.com.
Make the subject of your email "Gameday."
 
 
He showed some serious toughness in practice.
Gizmo will miss two-to-three weeks with an upper body injury.
 

Do It.
 
Go Pens.
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