1. Jeff Zatkoff starting
2. Kris Letang scratched
Wow. Pens scored a couple quick ones, and the game was over. With the lead, the Pens wouldn't let the Kings anywhere Zatkoff.
OUR THREE STARS
3. Zatkoff - He's now 9-0-1 in his last 10 games.
2. Malkin - He kicked off the scoring and added an assist. He also drew the game-changing 5-on-3 penalties.
1. Jokinen - Got the primary assist on two of the first three goals and also sniped Quick.
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Pittsburgh Penguins (37-14-2) @ Los Angeles Kings (30-19-6)
ROOT, FS-W - 10:30 pm/et
Staples Centers - Los Angeles, CA
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Should be a fun matchup tonight against the Kings. Here is a review of production from lines of both teams the last 10 games at even strength:
Yikes, to think we complain about Crosby and Kunitz not producing like they were before. The Pens top two scoring lines are out scoring the Kings top two 22-8. It will be nice to see Mike Richards and Jeff Carter again.Add a comment
-- Important date: February 7th. That is when the NHL rosters lock. The trade winds have been blowing, and Pierre LeBrun only added to it. He digs in on some Letang stuff [ ESPN ].
Now, I am not saying the Pens are thinking of shopping him, in fact I have heard zero evidence of that being the case. But what I can see happening is another team making an offer thinking the Pens are so loaded on defense organizationally and need to find money to re-sign Niskanen and/or Orpik, plus make room for the likes of Despres next season. ...
Find money for Orpik. LOL.
-- Bit of a shock here, but Crossing Broad has some sick USA shirts for sale. [ CBStore ]
The Crossing Broad logo doesn't come with it. Crossing Broad even gave us a code. Just enter PENSBLOG for 10% off. Store link is here.
-- Speaking of the Olympics, Rinkotology, jack. Sign up. [ Rinko ]
-- This is amazing. A story of a Kings and Sharks fan. [ Reddit ]
At the end of our first case study, we hoped ROOT Sports would be watching the Sabres and Pens on NBCSN. We didn't realize ROOT would be broadcasting the game, as well.
We really didn't want to watch the first period of this game again, but we had to know. We had to know which network won the cut-shot war.
Spoiler: It's who you think it is.
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Just realized the Pens are in a stretch of probably facing 4 Olympic goalies in a row (Lehtonen, Miller, Quick, Smith)— Meesh (@HockeyMeesh) January 28, 2014