Penguins Gameday -11/16/09 - Meet the Pens???

The Pittsburgh Penguins announced this morning that Alex Goligoski will miss the next 2-3 weeks with a "lower body injury." Gogo had a MRI this morning but no details have been released.

So here is your MASH to date for the Pens:

  • Maxime Talbot, torn labrum (July 7), 4 to 6 months, practicing (cleared for contact)
  • Sergei Gonchar, broken left wrist (Oct. 20), 4 to 6 weeks, practicing (cleared for contact)
  • Evgeni Malkin, shoulder strain (Oct. 29), 2 weeks, returned after missing 7 games
  • Tyler Kennedy, undisclosed (Nov. 5), day-to-day, no ice participation
  • Kris Letang, shoulder contusion (Nov. 7), 2 weeks, no ice participation
  • Brooks Orpik, lower-body (Nov. 10), 2 weeks, no ice participation
  • Chris Kunitz, lower-body (Nov. 13), 2-3 weeks, no ice participation
  • Alex Goligoski, lower-body (Nov. 16), 2-3 weeks, no ice participation
Now meet the players filling in for the injured:

Chris "Jerk Store" Bourque #12, drafted in 2004 by the Capitals and was picked up on waivers this off season by the Pens. Bourque has played some sub-par hockey since the start of the season and his greatest claim to fame is being the son of Bruin defensive star Ray Bourque. Great...

Rev. Ben Lovejoy #6, signed as a free agent by the baby pens in June of 2007, then signed by the Pittsburgh Pens a year later. Ben made his 2009 season debut on November 12th and recorded his first career NHL point the next game on Nov. 14 vs. Boston.

Deryk Engelland #5, drafted by the NJ Devils in 2000 and was signed by the Penguins in 2007. The career minor league player has been in Pittsburgh since November 10th.

Nathan Guenin #2, drafted by the NY Rangers in 2002. Guenin's claim to fame is annoying me because I always think its Bill Guerin. Nathan is the third native to play for the Penguins. (Bill Thomas and Ryan Malone)


Since we're essentially 30% WBS, this should make for another interesting night ahead of us. We all remember Crosby's goalie efforts in Anaheim, now lets witness Geno's RUSSIAN FIREPOWER for this nights memory. And with our top four defensemen on the shelf, we're going to need an extra effort from Fleury as well.

PREGAME QUOTE From Dupuis on Geno:
"We were missing Geno. He played great for us. Obviously, it was a big boost for us for him to come back. He played well. It looked like he didn't miss a shift."

Tonight's video is of Superman and his Leadership

Malkin Milkshake

Projected lines:



Marc-Andre Fleury

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