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07 Sep 2013
Game 3 Preview: Carolina Hurricanes at Pittsburgh PenguinsGame 2 Preview Pittsburgh Penguins Carolina Hurricanes
Jordan Staal will once again face his old team but its a case of "if you're not with us, then you're against us". Sorry Jordan, you may always hold a special place in Pittsburgh but only when you aren't playing against us.
Heres how things look for tonight
The Penguins are 2-0 on the season and having been playing well albeit against opponents who aren't at the top of their games. Marc-Andre Fleury has done well in the net allowing 1 goal in his 48 shots faced. The lines have all been playing well together although the Malkin line has had to work a bit harder to find some chemistry with the absence of James Neal who is still week to week with an upper body injury. Kris Letang is also still out of the lineup with a lower body injury.
The Canes are 1-0-1 after a win against the Flyers and tough loss to the Red Wings in OT. The Canes will be playing without Tuomo Ruutu (lower body), Tim Gleason (concussion), and Joni Pitkanen (broken left heel bone). Cam Ward will get the start in net tonight and has at times proven to be a tough man to beat. Expect the Pens to test him early.
Tonights game should prove to be a tougher opponent than the previous two and will give us a chance to see the Pens system at work with more pressure on.
Jiri Tlusty - Eric Staal - Alexander Semin
Nathan Gerbe - Jordan Staal - Patrick Dwyer
Jeff Skinner - Riley Nash - Radek Dvorak
Brett Sutter - Elias Lindholm - Drayson Bowman
Andrej Sekera - Justin Faulk
Jay Harrison - Ryan Murphy
Brett Bellemore - Ron Hainsey
Chris Kunitz - Sidney Crosby - Pascal Dupuis
Beau Bennet - Evgeni Malkin - Jussi Jokinen
Chuck Kobasew - Brandon Sutter - Dustin Jeffrey
Craig Adams - Joe Vitale - Tanner Glass
Brooks Orpik - Paul Martin
Matt Niskanen - Rob Scuderi
Robert Bortuzzo - Olli Maatta
Lets go Pens!!