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Hawks Blog: Second City Hockey

The Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks come to town tonight to take on the Pens at 7 p.m. ET.  It's games like this where I worry that announcers and pundits will try and hype it up as a potential 2011 Finals matchup, or perhaps even the changing of the guard from the young Penguins to the young Blackhawks.  Of and of course, there will be the endless comparisons as to how the Blackhawks followed the Penguins' game plan, which isn't accurate at all because at least the Pens stayed moderately within/near the salary cap.

But whatever.  It's another preseason game and a chance for us to watch a little hockey in between a lot of fights (most likely).  Crosby's not in the lineup tonight but Geno is.  Also sitting this one out is Marc-Andre Fleury, Brooks Orpik and Pascal Dupuis.  Full lineup after the jump.

Forwards
10 Mark Letestu
12 Brett Sterling
14 Chris Kunitz
15 Dustin Jeffrey
17 Mike Rupp
19 Mike Comrie
25 Maxime Talbot
27 Craig Adams
38 Nick Johnson
42 Eric Tangradi
45 Arron Asham
71 Evgeni Malkin

Defensemen
3 Alex Goligoski
4 Zbynek Michalek
5 Deryk Engelland
6 Ben Lovejoy
7 Paul Martin
20 Steve Wagner
47 Simon Despres

Goaltenders
1 Brent Johnson
36 John Curry