Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Malkin gets an A, Pens drop another one

We decided to start with good news this morning. Michel Therrien has decided to stop rotating the alternate captains on a monthly basis and has now picked two permanent alternate captains in Evgeni Malkin and Sergei Gonchar. Brooks Orpik will wear the "A" until Gonchar returns from shoulder surgery. Good for Malkin, he deserves it. It should also help him be more of a vocal leader.

The Pens lost once again last night to Montreal. Things were looking good right away when Luca Caputi, on his first NHL shift, scored a goal. A dirty, right in front of the net goal. Something the Pens could use once in a while since most of them have a thing against going to the net. What a way for Caputi to make a statement. That should make him awfully hard to send back to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.

The Pens play again tonight at home against the Tampa Bay Lightning at 7:30. We can only hope for a win. Game preview here.

Be sure to check out the Post-Gazette for coverage of the Super Bowl parade today in Pittsburgh, including video of Troy Polamalu doing a little crowd surfing. Definitely jealous we were in the 'Burgh for that.

Sorry for the short post, we'll be back later.

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