Gameday 26: Penguins vs. Avalanche

Gameday 26: Penguins vs. Avalanche

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Gameday 26: Penguins vs. Avalanche

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Penguins vs. Avalanche

PPG Paints Arena – Pittsburgh, PA

7:00PM Eastern – AT&TSN | ALT

The Penguins look to get back in the win column as they welcome the Colorado Avalanche for their second game in 6 days. The Penguins dropped a 6-3 decision which was much closer than the score indicates last Wednesday. In that tilt, Sidney Crosby went into God Mode and had a natural hat trick to tie the game. Unfortunately, the Penguins gave up the go-ahead goal and a pair of empty netters leading to the final score.

The Penguins also lost on Saturday evening to the Flyers, dropping a 4-2 contest.

The roster changes have begun, with Daniel Sprong being shipped to Anaheim in exchange for Marcus Pettersson.

Apparently Daniel Sprong can keep his head up when he’s not on the ice.

Casey “The Smith” DeSmith will tend the twine for the Penguins tonight, although there’s been some developments on the goaltender front in the past few days. Our very own G-off did the thing with the numbers and stuff to make words about goaltender things.

With Spraniel Dong a long-forgotten memory, it seems that Pettersson (whose nickname is “The Dragon“) is not only available tonight. He’s very available.

Guentzel – Crosby – Simon

Pearson – Malkin – Hornqvist

Aston-Reese – Brassard – Kessel

Sheahan – Grant – Rust

Dumoulin – Letang

Maatta – Riikola

Johnson – Oleksiak

The Smith

Look – we all know Jack Johnson should sit, but we also all know he won’t. If Pettersson draws in it’ll likely be at the expense of Oleksiak or Riikola.

The Avs are good. We literally just did this preview last week so not much has changed.

Ian Cole is salty af.

Landesbabe – MacKinnon – Rantanen

Jost – Compher – Wilson

Nieto – Soderberg – Calvert

Kamenev – Kerfoot – Bourque

Girard – Johnson

Cole – Barrie

Nemeth – Zadorov

Varlamov

Do the damn thing.

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Go Pens.

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