Time for some hockey this afternoon as the Pittsburgh Penguins host the Columbus Blue Jackets in a Saturday afternoon game that will have the crowd made up of local youth hockey players, who got their tickets for free. It's always a loud (and shrill) environment. Also, ironically, it seems like there are always more fights in this game than normal - gotta set an example for those kids!
This game will be broadcast live, nationally, on the NHL Network. If you're in Pittsburgh, check the CW.
Here's the Penguins lineup, courtesy the PG:
Forwards: Sidney Crosby, Phil Kessel, Chris Kunitz, Matt Cullen, Bryan Rust, Scott Wilson, Tom Kuhnhackl, Matia Marcantuoni, Jean-Sebastien Dea, Oskar Sundqvist, Daniel Sprong, Josh Archibald, Tom Sestito.
Defensemen: Adam Clendening, Olli Maatta, David Warofsky, Brian Dumoulin, Ian Cole, Derrick Pouliot and Steve Olesky.
Goalies: Matt Murray and Jeff Zatkoff
The Pens have announced that Jeff Zatkoff will start today, and that they won't plan on splitting goalie time any longer.
And the Blue Jackets are playing Brandon Saad. The unconfirmed rumor is he grew up near Pittsburgh, but that's yet to be nailed down.
Forwards: Cam Atkinson, Jared Boll, Rene Bourque, Michael Chaput, Brandon Dubinsky, Nick Foligno, Brett Gallant, Alexander Hannikainen, Scott Hartnell, Boone Jenner, Ryan Johansen, William Karlsson, Kerby Rychel, Brandon Saad, Alexander Wennberg.
Defensemen: Andrew Bodnarchuk, Jack Johnson, Dean Kukan, Ryan Murray, Dalton Prout, David Savard, Fedor Tyutin, Oleg Yevenko.
Goalies: Sergei Bobrovsky, Joonas Korpisalo.
Reminder: that Korpisalo guy shut the Penguins out for 65 minutes last week, right up until Beau Bennett scored a goal in the shootout to win