First order of business…If you haven’t had a chance to read Carmela’s article on Matt Cooke, carve yourself out a few minutes.
Excited for tonight’s tilt against Detroit? I would be too if yesterday wasn’t such a debacle.
A couple of notes:
- Brent Johnson will start in goal. No MAF diving stops against Lidstrom tonight if all goes according to plan.
- Arron Asham will return after a long bout with injury.
- The Red Wings will be without Pavel Datsyuk, Johan Franzen, and Jiri Hudler.
- More good news. Coach Bylsma said today that Brooks Orpik will return before the playoffs.
- The Pens? They are still without Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin. However, if you want to make your mouth water, watch this…