Tampa Bay Lightning (27-27-6) @ Pittsburgh Penguins (34-21-5)
TV: ROOT, SUN, NHLN-US
Consol Energy Center - Pittsburgh, PA
Back-to-back afternoon games leading up to the trade deadline.
Season Series: 2-1-0
Last meeting that counted: February 12, 2012. Penguins won 4-2.
What we said in our recap:
Kunitz-Malkin-Neal accounted for 19 points over the weekend. The Pens again went down 2-0 in this one but stormed back with 4 unanswered.
Know Your Enemy: Lightning Hockey Blog.
What they're saying:
Instead of trading away guys pre-puck drop, the Lightning have picked up forward Tim Wallace off of waivers. Maybe we just like former Pittsburgh Penguins, or we're hoping for a 2nd Alaskan assassin..but this should mean that one of the Norfolk guys will be sent down back to the AHL.
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Pittsburgh Penguins lines from Empty Netters:
Chris Kunitz - Evgeni Malkin - James Neal
Steve Sullivan - Jordan Staal - Pascal Dupuis
Matt Cooke - Joe Vitale - Arron Asham
Eric Tangradi - Craig Adams - Richard Park
Kris Letang - Paul Martin
Zbynek Michalek - Deryk Engelland
Matt Niskanen - Ben Lovejoy
Tampa Bay Lightning lines from Empty Netters:
Teddy Purcell - Steven Stamkos - Martin St. Louis
Tom Pyatt - Nate Thompson - Ryan Malone
Tim Wallace - Adam Hall - J.T. Wyman
Ryan Shannon - Mike Angelidis - Brett Connolly
Victor Hedman - Eric Brewer
Brett Clark - Matt Gilroy
Brendan Mikkelson - Bruno Gervais