Columbus Blue Jackets (12-14-3) @ Pittsburgh Penguins (20-10-1)
Root Sports, NBCSN, TSN2 - 7:30 pm/et
Consol Energy Center - Pittsburgh, PA
For a variety of reasons, it's a short and early gameday post today. Sorry.
Honestly, with everything going on with the team and the league right now, it's a little tough to justify spending a significant amount of time on this post. It's much more fun to write about, talk about and watch hockey when what you're seeing on the ice is shots, saves and goals and not the violent chaos that the league becomes all too often.
Also, James Neal has been suspended for five games. If he wasn't on the team you cheer for, you'd probably be asking for more. We're not sure if this suspension is fair or if he should have gotten more, because the league is absolutely terrible at showing any sort of consistency when it comes to punishment.