PenguinsExperience.com - A Pittsburgh Penguins Blog © 2009
Saturday, January 31, 2009

Preview: Pittsburgh Penguins @ Toronto Maple Leafs


Pittsburgh Penguins
@Toronto Maple Leafs

Game Time: 7:00pm/ET
From: Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Ontario
Penguins Record: 24-21-5 (9th in Eastern Conference)
Maple Leafs Record: 18-23-8 (11th in Eastern Conference)
Last Meeting:
December 20th, 2008 @ Pittsburgh (7-3 Leafs)




PITTSBURGH PENGUINS LINE COMBINATIONS:
Matt Cooke - Sidney Crosby - Evgeni Malkin
Pascal Dupuis - Jordan Staal - Petr Sykora
Tyler Kennedy - Maxime Talbot - Miroslav Satan
Eric Godard - Bill Thomas - Paul Bissonnette

Brooks Opik - Ryan Whitney
Mark Eaton - Kris Letang
Rob Scuderi - Phillipe Boucher

PITTSBURGH PENGUINS PROBABLE GOALTENDER:
Mathieu Garon (6-8-0 / 3.17 GAA / .895 SV%)

PITTSBURGH PENGUINS INJURIES:
Sergei Gonchar (left shoulder surgery) - on injured reserve
Mike Zigomanis (shoulder) - on injured reserve
Ruslan Fedotenko (broken right hand) - on injured reserve

PITTSBURGH PENGUINS LEADERS:
GOALS: Evgeni Malkin (20)
ASSISTS: Evgeni Malkin (53)
POINTS: Evgeni Malkin (73)
+/-: Evgeni Malkin (+16)



TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS LINE COMBINATIONS:
Alexei Ponikarovsky - Matt Stajan - Nik Antropov
Jason Blake - Dominic Moore - Lee Stempniak
Niklas Hagman - Mikhail Grabovski - Nikolai Kulemin
Brad May - John Mitchell - Jamal Mayers

Ian White - Pavel Kubina
Mike Van Ryn - Luke Schenn
Jeff Finger - Jonas Frogren

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS PROBABLE GOALTENDER:
Vesa Toskala (16-17-7 / 3.31 GAA / .884 SV%)

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS INJURIES:
Jeremy Williams (bruised left shoulder/illness) - on injured reserve
Tomas Kaberle (broken right hand) - expected to miss at least one month

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS:
GOALS: Jason Blake (16)
ASSISTS: Tomas Kaberle (26)
POINTS: Nik Antropov (36)
+/-: Ian White (+3)



No one wants to think about the last time the Leafs and Penguins played.

There isn't much to say here. The Penguins need to win. After last night's disastrous game in New Jersey there had better be a completely different Penguins team on the ice tonight.

Mathieu Garon will make his first start for the Penguins and Matt Cooke returns to the line-up. It's looks like Chris Minard will be the odd man out on offense. That's too bad, as I think he's been playing quite well recently.

Alex Goligoski remains a scratch for some ridiculous reason.

Just win.

Prediction: 5-3 Penguins

No comments:

Post a Comment

PenguinsExperience.com -A Pittburgh Penguins Blog. Game previews and recaps, commentary, news and more. This is the blog to follow the NHL's Pittsburgh Penguins.
The opinions expressed the writers of this Pittsburgh Penguins blog and by those providing comments are theirs alone, and do not reflect the opinions of anyone else. While every caution has been taken to provide readers with most accurate Pittsburgh Penguins and NHL information along with honest analysis, please use your discretion before making any decisions based on the information in this blog.
This site is in no way affiliated with the Pittsburgh Penguins or the National Hockey League.
In accordance with the Fair Use Copyright Law this site uses logos and registered trademarks of the National Hockey League to convey criticism and inform the public. Photos and images on this site are used without permission but do not interfere with said owner's profit. If you own a specific image used on this site and want it removed, please e-mail us (penguinsexperience@gmail.com) and we will be happy to oblige.

Penguins Experience - Pittsburgh Penguins Blog ©Layout based upon "Green Blogger Template" by Dicas Blogger.

TOP