Columbus Blue Jackets @ Pittsburgh Penguins
Root Sports - 4:00 pm/et
Consol Energy Center - Pittsburgh, PA
The Columbus Blue Jackets are now in the Penguins' division. This is going to be a fun rivalry in the Ridiculous Name Division, and we're looking forward to that.
Today's game is also a free game for kids, which is nice.
The Blue Jackets won the first preseason game between these two teams.
STATS, INFO & NOTES:
Somewhere in the first period Bylsma went off on one of the refs. He seemed really jammed about it. Jacques Martin looked at home behind the bench.
Penguin to Watch: Jussi Jokinen. He's playing on the top line with Malkin and Neal. It will be interesting to see if he can find a permanent place on that line.
Blue Jacket to Watch: Mark Letestu. He's a former Penguin. We guarantee that will be mentioned about 82 times. Also, did you know that R.J. Umberger was born in Western Pennsylvania? You will!
Penguins Lines from Penguins.NHL.com:
(The D rotated with three)
Blue Jackets Line-up from BlueJackets.NHL.com:
Forwards: Atkinson, Boll, Chaput, Craig, Dubinsky, Foligno, Gaborik, Jenner, Johansen, Letestu, MacK, Skille, Umberger
Defense: Erixon, Johnson, Melart, Murray, Savard, Tyutin, Weber
Goaltenders: Bobrovsky, Smith
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