12 February 2012
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Record: Lightning (24-24-6) Penguins (31-19-5)
Previous games this season: January 15: Pens win 6-3, November 17: Lightning win 4-1
Game time: 7:00pm EDT on SUN (HD)
Both teams played yesterday and are playing the second half of their back to back tonight in Pittsburgh; The Pens had a day game against the Jets where it was the Evgeni Malkin show yet again with the Penguins won their game 8-5. They let in 2 goals early to the Jets but them came back in the 1st period to erase their mistake. John from Raw Charge muses that scoring 8 goals when you have to play the next day may be overdoing it, though I'm not sure if there is ever such a thing as overdoing it in goals.
The Lightning won 2-1 over the Sabres last night in a defensively well-played game for the team. They scored both their goals in the 2nd period, one from Downie and the other was Stamkos' 37th of the season.
Technically every point we get it keeps our playoff dreams alive, but time is running out man. One of the few things we have going for us is how the Southeast Division seems to field a group of teams below every other division in the NHL. That being said, NHL players are battlers and until its over, it's not over. Two more points tonight keeps the playoff dream still alive.
Scratched from last night, Adam Hall is expected to play tonight though Ryan Malone is not expected to make his return from injury tonight.
Penguins injuries: Tyler Kennedy, Arron Asham, Simon Despres, Sidney Crosby
Lightning injuries: Mattias Ohlund, Dana Tyrell, Ryan Malone, Matt Gilroy
According to the Cristodero's tweet Garon will start in netLinks:
Official Lightning preview