Tuesday, January 8, 2008
Not much fun in the sun
The Penguins are just 2-8 playing in Miami and the Tampa Bay Lightning have seemed to have their number too, so it’s not necessarily going to be easy victories this trip south, despite the records of the opponents.
The lineup is expected to remain the same, Max Talbot practiced with the team but did not make the trip and is still thought to be about a week or so away from his return. Neither recent call-up, Ryan Stone or Ryan Lannon is expected to be in their tonight, but it wouldn’t surprise me totally to see Therrien give one or both a shot if the team comes out complacent or a guy like Brooks Orpik or Jeff Taffe makes a mistake or plays flat.
Around here we're not known for predictions, but watch out for Sidney Crosby. He hasn't scored many goals lately, but he always seems to feast on weaker defenses and he could break out for a couple points tonight.