Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Why so serious?

We defy you to say that's not the creepiest logo you'll see all day. The Pens are in Helsinki Finland to take on a Finnish team called Jokerit, or as you might guess: "The Jokers". Gametime is 11:30 AM East coast time on Thursday.

Notable alumni from Jokerit: Jari Kurri, Kari Lehtonen, Esa Tikkanen, Glen Metropolit, Tim Thomas, Brian Campbell (lockout), Teemu Selanne, Valterri Filppula and former Penguin Jani Rita.

Jokerit's coach is former Washington Capitals coach Glen Hanlon.

Pittsburgh is taking this game seriously, dressing their top 6 forwards and starting Marc-Andre Fleury. It'll be interesting to see if the game is a 8-1 blowout like the New York Rangers gave to Bern, or if it is a 3-2 shootout winner like the contest between Tampa Bay over HC Slovan Bratislava.

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