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Tuesday, January 13, 2009

New Penguins Lines for Tonight


I said in the game preview that I didn't think the proposed lines for tonight's game would last very long.

It turns out they didn't even last until game time.

NEW PITTSBURGH PENGUINS LINE COMBINATIONS FOR TONIGHT'S GAME:
Matt Cooke - Sidney Crosby - Evgeni Malkin
Chris Minard - Jordan Staal - Petr Sykora
Tyler Kennedy - Maxime Talbot - Miroslav Satan
Paul Bissonnette - Dustin Jeffrey - Eric Godard

Brooks Opik - Ryan Whitney
Rob Scuderi - Kris Letang
Hal Gill - Alex Goligoski

Source: Penguins.NHL.com

I like these lines a lot better. They add some desperately needed grit to the line-up. I've thought Cooke deserved a shot on the first line for a while, and Bissonnette (who was called up today) and Godard will keep the Flyers goonery in check. It will be interesting to see how Minard performs in a scoring role. He has become quite the offensive force in WBS this year.

Also, Gill and Goligoski are in and Boucher and Eaton are out, which is good news.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Dupuis goes from first line with Crosby and Malkin to a healthy scratch?
Did he insult Therrien's mother or something?

Very glad to see Gogo back in the lineup though. I think we should move Malkin to the half-boards on the PP, let Gogo take his spot on the point.

PenguinsExperience.com said...

I believe Dupuis has an injury. He practiced today with the first line, but I guess he wasn't ready to go.

I agree. Malkin needs to get off the point on the power play ASAP.

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