The Pens practiced yesterday and were off to St. Louis. Last night Joe Vitale invited the entire team to his parents' place for dinner. This is only his second time playing in hometown Scottrade Center as a pro. Also, this is a comeback of sorts for Matt D'Agostini, who might be slotted to the third line. [PPG]
Tonight's game in St. Louis will be a tough and physical affair. Here's your game preview from Dave Molinari. [PPG]
The Edmonton Oilers did a few things yesterday. They freed up some cap space by trading Ladislav Smid and goalie Oliver Roy to Calgary for two prospects, former Oil Kings netminder Laurent Brossoit and Roman Horak. [TSN]
I kinda liked being the only "nutty" goalie in my division.... :-(— Strombone (@strombone1) November 9, 2013
That news set Twitter ablaze, because the Oilers are in Philadelphia right at this very moment, getting ready for today's game against the Flyers. Before you start setting your DVRs, Bryzgalov can't officially sign before Smid passes the physical with Calgary and the cap space is formally cleared. Dang. [theScore]
A month into the season, let's do a playoff forecast. To the surprise of exactly no one, and based on the new playoff format, pretty much everyone from the Atlantic (well, aside from Buffalo, Florida and one other team) will make the playoffs. [Puck Prediction]
On the eve of the Olympics in Sochi, team Russia releases this music video in which Russian hockey anthem "Shaibu Shaibu" (meaning "get the puck") is sung by many of their hockey greats, including Geno. [THN]
I actually want Geno to be the guy tonight. I want to see that leg kick again. Also, after the 5-goal shellacking against the Rangers, Marc-Andre Fleury could use some help. Let's play a good game in front of him, guys. Let's go Pens.