The last rehearsal before the real deal. Here are your starting line combos:
Chris Kunitz - Sidney Crosby - Pascal Dupuis
Jussi Jokinen - Evgeni Malkin - James Neal
Beau Bennett - Brandon Sutter - Chuck Kobasew
Tanner Glass - Dustin Jeffrey - Craig Adams
Defense was in constant rotation in practice so any starting pairings I give will ultimately change. Safe to say Bortuzzo and Engelland are the bottom two, and I expect we'll be seeing a different pairing each time two of the top four take the ice.
A few people were annoyed to see Bennett on the third line. I'm pretty ambivalent about it; I can't bring myself to have aggressive opinions on preseason line combos, after all. However, I'm very curious to see if Jokinen will have an encore of his Saturday performance. It will surely be a decider of who starts beside Malkin in the opener.