Ah the good old Trashers...
The Pens last played Atlanta on November 13th.
Malkin had a hat trick and the Pens won 4-2.
Since then, the Thrashers have won six straight games.
The Pens have won seven.
Dustin Byfuglien leads all defensemen in scoring.
Kris Letang is in second.
This is one of those "Something has to give" storylines.
Or, because we're playing Atlanta, this:
That was kind of just an excuse to post a bunch of wrestling videos.
Men's Health released a list of 21 Underappreciated and Forgotten Pleasures.
Up there with "a good meal," "real breasts," "peace and quiet" and "sleep" is Pittsburgh:
Beautiful, fun, surprising, cheap. (Like that girl in '92.)
The Pens' lines:
Chris Kunitz - Sidney Crosby - Pascal Dupuis
Matt Cooke - Evgeni Malkin - Max Talbot
Chris Conner - Mark Letestu - Tyler Kennedy
Mike Rupp - Craig Adams - Eric Godard
Brooks Orpik - Kris Letang
Paul Martin - Zbynek Michalek
Alex Goligoski - Deryk Engelland
Thrashers' lines from Hockey Utopia:
Evander Kane - Bryan Little - Anthony StewartAndrew Ladd - Rich Peverley - Niclas BergforsBen Eager - Alexander Burmistrov - Nikolai AntropovChris Thorburn - Jim Slater - Eric BoultonTobias Enstrom - Dustin ByfuglienZach Bogosian - Johnny OduyaRon Hainsey - Brent SopelOndrej Pavelec
Thought we killed them last time, but they're still walking.
Gotta make sure they stay dead.