Monday, October 20, 2008

Game 5: Penguins @ Bruins HOME OPENER

Oct 20, 2008, 7:00 PM ET
On the Radio: WBZ 1030 (listen)
vs. Pittsburgh Penguins (3-2-1)
Finally, the last home opener in the league rolls around. See you at the game!

  • Pittsburgh lost the Stanley Cup Finals, Marion Hossa, and Ty Conklin to Detroit since we saw them last.
  • Malkin and Crosby were together on the same line last game, they scored a bunch.
  • Fernandez started last, plus it's the home opener, so Thomas is the likely starter
  • There's a Fan Festival outside the garden from 4:30-6:30 before the game. They'll be giving away stuff, and the first 1,000 get some special t-shirt or something.
  • Kobasew is still out, P.J. Axelsson didn't play last game and didn't skate this morning. No other injury news that I've seen.
  • The last time I wore my Chara jersey, it was during the playoffs.  I washed it in the offseason because every season is different (and it needed a wash.)
  • I'll be sitting in section 307 (behind the handicapped).
Other Previews:
Stats going into this game:

No Penguins @ Bruins preview would be complete without Crosby fighting Ference:

And in honor of the PensBlog, our end-of-the-post good-luck charm: