It's Thanksgiving Eve and the Penguins (11-8-3) are looking for revenge against the Vancouver Canucks (10-8-3) with puck drop set for just after 7:00PM from PPG Paints Arena.
The Canucks defeated the Penguins by a score of 4-2 back on November 4th when rookie Brock Boeser scored three goals and physically and mentally destroyed the Penguins hopes and dreams. Speaking of Boeser, he's been an absolute animal as of late, tallying another two goals against the Flyers last night in a 5-2 victory. Boeser leads the Canucks in goals so far this season with nine.
Speaking of leading the team, Jake Guentzel will be leading the Penguins on the second line, considering he'll be the second line center because forward Evgeni Malkin will miss tonight's game with an upper-body injury. Apparently Malkin sustained the injury on Saturday against the Blackhawks, a game the Penguins lost by a score of 2-1.
Despite a win last night in Philadelphia, the Canucks would definitely like to sweep the mini-season series against the Penguins and considering the fact that Vancouver has lost 7 of it's last 11 games. Yikes. You know why they've lost so many games? Derrick Pouliot. No idea how he's doing in Vancouver, but I'm absolutely going to blame him for everything.
The Penguins are looking to start another winning streak again tonight. Before the Chicago game on Saturday, the Penguins had won two in a row, and for how they've played so far this season, that was quite impressive. Speaking of playing, forward Carter Rowney could return from a broken hand tonight. He remains a game time decision.
The Canucks have three home wins all season and got one of them against the Penguins lol.
Vancouver is 5-2 over their last seven road games, so that's good.
The Penguins are 4-1 over their last five meetings in Pittsburgh.
In that game Brock Boeser had a hat trick and destroyed the Penguins.
Derrick Pouliot still sucks.
Daniel Sedin is four points shy of a thousand. He's been in the league 35445 years so it's about time he gets it.
If the Penguins show a Pouliot video tribute, it may last as long about 3 seconds and show his first goal against Florida in his first game. It then cuts off and disappoints, because like the video, so did Derrick Pouliot.
It's Thanksgiving Eve, if you're going to watch the game, go drink too. Live it up man.
The Penguins have won their last four Thanksgiving-eve games.
Old Posts from our site, heyyyyyfannnssss (4/11-2/15). Cute name, but impossible to remember.