Thursday, December 4, 2008

Game 25: Pittsburgh Penguins @ Carolina Hurricanes

Game 25: Pens @ Canes (7:08-FSN/WXDX)

Some interesting things going on with the Hurricanes lately. They fired their head coach recently, and hired a coach they previously fired in Paul Maurice, who was recently fired from the Toronto Maple leafs. Hall of Famer and Ex-Penguin Ron Francis will be joining Maurice behind the bench.

The last game saw the Canes Lose 4-1 to the Anahiem Ducks, to make matters worse, they lost their starting Goalie Cam Ward to a groin injury. Michael Leighton figures to get the start tonight and Justin Peters was called up for back-up duty.

Line According to Yahoo go something like this:
First Line: Ray Whitney/Rod Brind’Amour/Chad LaRose
Second Line: Sergei Samsonov/Eric Staal/Tuomo Ruutu/
Third Line: Ryan Bayda/Matt Cullen/Patrick Eaves
Fourth Line: Wade Brookbank/Brandon Sutter/Patrick Dwyer

Defensemen: Niclas Wallin/Joe Corvo/Frantisek Kaberle/Joni Pitkanen/Anton Babchuk/Josef Melichar. Any team is dangerous when they have Melichar on the blue line.

Canes Country


The Pittsburgh Penguins are coming off another blown third period lead. They gave the Rangers a win last night. They did end up with a point in the contest. If the Penguins are winning going into the third is it safe to shut the T.V. off and give them the loss.

Danny Sabourin had a decent game up unitl the shootout. all 3 shooters for the Rangers beat him, with Kris Letang getting the lone goal for the Penguins. Speaking of Kris Letang, he was an absolute beast last night.



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