And to make matters even worse for the last team in the NHL to lose a game in regulation this season, their starting goalie is out tonight---and this Nicklas Backstrom doesn't have a goal yet either, Caps fans. Also, Slovak pals and the two best offensive players for the Wild (Marian Gaborik and Pavol Demitra) are not expected to be in the lineup either.
So it's going to be pretty anonymous for the boys from Minnesota, let's just hope they hold up better than old Jon Casey...
Dany Sabourin is getting the nod in net for Pittsburgh, after he turned away all 13 shots he faced in a relief effort.....We'll see.
Pens 5 (winner by Gonchar)
(my record: 2-2)