Thursday, January 8, 2009

Pens, Thrashers Preview

The Penguins will play the Nashville Predators (17-19-3) tonight at 8. The Predators are in the midst of a five-game losing skid. Sounds familiar, huh? The Pens are looking to keep the momentum from their win over the Thrashers going and get a win in Nashville. Hopefully scoring some goals and getting a win will give the Pens the confidence they need to play better as a team. It's definitely not time to say the slump is over after only one game.

Pens Make Third Annual "Dads' Trip"  Twenty-seven fathers of players, coaches, and staff members will be making the trip with the team on the road to Nashville and Colorado. Ray Shero started the Dads' Trip during his first season with the Penguins after he had participated in others with other teams. Seven Dads are "veterans" of the trip and have participated in the three years before including Troy Crosby, Dan Whitney, Henry Staal, Andre Fleury, Serge Talbot, Rick Orpik, and Bob Scuderi. It seems weird to see Andre Fleury without the Marc and Rick Orpik? What a name!

For Orpik, The Hits Keep Coming  Good article here. Brooks Orpik is third in the league and first in the Atlantic Division with 134 hits.

The Penguins' game against the New York Rangers on Sunday, January 18 at Mellon Arena will be televised nationally by NBC. The time of the game is 12:30 p.m.

Penguins' to-do list for rest of season is lengthy  Malkin knows this, saying "We need everybody to score," he said. "We need wins. We need to win every game. Now it's ninth place. We need to play hard and win every game and go up [in the standings]."

Why don't the Pens go after Avery?  Wow. Just wow. Don't get us started on that one.

We'll try to get some Steelers info on here tomorrow. In the meantime, check out Jeff Reeds' new do.

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