It is a cold snowy day spring day here in Western PA. The Penguins are coming off a disappointing 4-1 loss to the New York Islanders last night. The Pens (41-27-5, 87 pts) are currently tied for 5th with Columbus in the Eastern Conference. The Montreal Canadians (26-35-12, 64 pts) are a major disappointment this season. They have won just nine road games all season long and have lost their last three games. With the Pens playing .500 hockey lately, they have been caught by Columbus who has won nine straight games.
In order for the Pens to get back to winning they need stronger defense in front of the goalies. Matt Murray is back which should help, didn't really help last night, Derick Brassard hasn't lived up to expectations since the trade, and he needs to start scoring more to help take off the scoring pressure on Kessel, Crosby and Malkin.
Josh Jooris >> Carter Rowney.
Carey Price will return tonight for the Habs, he's missed the last 14 games with a concussion.
Price is 15-22-6 on the season, which is not good at all.
The Canadiens are ranked 29th in the league in terms of offense, averaging just 2.47 goals per game.
The Penguins rank sixth in offense for some #perspective.
Since everyone is hating on Derick Brassard, I am 100% a Derick Brassard guy.
Casey DeSmith is expected to start in net tonight.
We still have to play the Canadiens one more time, good god.
I just had a frosty from Wendy's and it was v good.
Only 9 games left before the playoffs counting tonight.
F Spring and F the snow.
Old Posts from our site, heyyyyyfannnssss (4/11-2/15). Cute name, but impossible to remember.