I said here that Gonchar's injury could potentially have an upside, and I still believe that. But when you have 3 of your top 9 forwards (basically a whole line) and 2 of your top 4 defenseman (again, a whole line), its inevitable that Pens will struggle.
So in effect the Penguins, while shorthanded, are to a strong degree very well matched against the Bruins. This will actually be the first of two meetings this week; Saturday at home being the next. I along with the rest of y'all would very much like to see Crosby break free and start his domination tour with Geno getting some rest. Likewise I'm waiting for Staalzy to get mad, real mad, and start showing the world what a real product of Thunder Bay produces.
Todays's QUOTE comes from Matt Cooke
"Sure, we have injuries and it's there as an excuse if you want to take it. But if we want to win hockey games we have to face adversity and find a way to win 1-0 if we have to. You have to adjust, work harder and work smarter."
Todays's VIDEO come from our last meeting, March 15, 2009.
Crosby feeds Guerin like a hungry lion.
Rumor has it Crosby skated with Cooke and Fedotenko and Kunitz and Geurin alongside Staal. We may see a little something different tonight, but otherwise, here are tonight's projected lines.