Game #82: End of the Regular Season
With the Pittsburgh Penguins entering Madison Square Garden for their last game of the season, there are may questions still lingering in terms of both teams projected line-ups. It seems like Pittsburgh’s coach Sullivan’s cards are pressed hard against his chest with the tension of playoffs, the mystery that surrounds the Penguins is not unparalleled. New York is getting ready for their playoff push as well, as their goaltending will be left to Magnus Hellberg instead of Henrik Lundqvist, however, the rest of their lineup remains a mystery to this writer.
Last night the Penguins took a regulation loss to the desperate Maple Leafs, however much was due to the glaring holes in the Pens lineup. Word to the wise: Don’t expect anything better tonight. With recalls like defenseman D. Pouliot and forwards Jean-Sebastien Dea and Oskar Sundqvist, the Penguins will likely use this game as rest for their actual playoff starters. Tristan Jarry has been confirmed as the starter in his first NHL game, while Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin are confirmed to be out for tonight’s matchup. In brighter news, defenseman Olli Maatta is set to come back to the ice tonight in his first game back from injury.
Projected Penguins Lines:
Who knows? Besides Coach Sullivan, it’ll be a guessing game until puck drops.