Pre-Game: Pittsburgh Penguins Vs New York Rangers 04/09/2017

Olli Maatta set to return to the ice tonight against the Rangers in the last regular season game. Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

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.

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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.

 

Hot Takes:

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“Im so excited to play my first NHL game tonight vs the Rangers. Thank you everyone for the support. 🐧 ” -Jean-Sebastien Dea

 

 

BoricuaMountie

I'm a Hockey enthusiast that started on hockey late in life. Coming from Puerto Rico I only discovered hockey after following my heart to Canada. Visiting my (then) soon-to-be wife in 2011 her and her brother introduced me to the Pittsburgh Penguins and the sport I grew to love. Watching some of the best hockey from the Burgh past and present I report for the team that I feel passionate about.

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