Pens Revved Up In Motor City

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…


  • http://www.octopusthrower.com Nick Spannagel

    Great Matchup, I wait all year for the Wings VS. Penguins games! The one team I think that has it worse with injuries this season than us!