Game 6 of the 2018-19 NHL season for the Penguins. Pittsburgh is 2-1-2 which currently puts them out of the playoff race by 1 point. The Maple Leafs are 6-1-0 and flying high after adding former Islanders captain John Tavares this offseason. Toronto is currently without one of their top young stars, forward William Nylander, who wants a long term contract, but the team can't afford to give him one.
Pittsburgh has lost their last two games in overtime, with a shootout loss to Montreal and then a quick 3 on 3 loss to Vancouver. They are still looking for goals from Sidney Crosby and Patric Hornqvist as well as Matt Cullen (Dad), and Jack Johnson (Still Poor). Casey DeSmith has been the best goalie for the Pens this season and in my opinion should continue to start until he implodes. I expect Murray to start against Toronto, but don't be surprised if he sucks and DeSmith is in at some point in the game.
After signing Tavares, most Maple Leaf fans started saying that Toronto had a better grouping of centers then Pittsburgh. Thats funny, Don't get me wrong, they have a great group, but seriously. Crosby and Malkin. Legit two of the top five players in the league. Add on the depth behind them and Pittsburgh has the clear advantage. Besides, Toronto had to pretty much give Tavares the whole damn city to get him to sign there, while Pittsburgh drafted and kept their top two guys.
Yes, I know we used the old outdated Air Canada Centre graphics, you'll deal with it.
Canada just legalized pot, so maybe the teams can get high instead of playing hockey.
O Canada again tonight.
Look for Derick Brassard to center the 3rd line tonight while Bryan Rust will be reunited with Sidney Crosby.
The Penguins may lose by 200 goals tonight. Murray could see his first action since being cleared of a concussion. The Leafs are good. This does not seem like an ideal situation.
Per Josh Yohe of The Athletic, Crosby and Sullivan had a talk sometime Monday after practice. So Crosby could potentially score his first goal tonight.
Riikola had a maintenance day yesterday, he should be in the lineup tonight.
Justin Schultz...we miss you. Plz come back.
Matthews, Reilly, Tavares, and Marner make up 4 of the top 6 scorers in the league, so that will be fun.
John Tavares broke Islanders fans' hearts since this summer, signing with his childhood team. That makes me happy.
Toronto is clicking at 47.4% on the power play (9/19). Needless to say, the Penguins shouldn't take any penalties tonight.
Expect Murray vs Andersen tonight.
Expect a loss.
Remember when Phil Kessel left Toronto and yet our media members are just as terrible as theirs? Good times.
Remember when Phil ate hotdogs out of the Stanley Cup to troll Steve Simmons? Pepperidge Farm remembers.
Stella Kessel >>>
Let's Go Pens.
Old Posts from our site, heyyyyyfannnssss (4/11-2/15). Cute name, but impossible to remember.