With James Neal out, Beau Bennett is jumping up to Evgeni Malkin's line. Now is his time to really shine (get it?). Add Jussi Jokinen and you have a lot of handsy skill on the second line. That could be really fun to watch if/when they find a rhythm.
Interesting quote from Malkin after the morning skate.
I'm ready. I'm excited to play. The first game I was a little bit nervous. I played all right. I can play better and will
I guess no player, regardless of skill, is immune to butterflies the first game of the season.
Buffalo has had a bit of a rough start to the season. They're going to look to turn the tide with Jhonas Enroth in net.