Originally written on The Pensblog  |  Last updated 11/16/14

Pittsburgh Penguins (19-11-4) @ Winnipeg Jets (16-13-5)

8:30 pm/et


MTS Centre - Winnipeg, MB

It's Christmas Eve Eve and the Penguins are in Winnipeg to play the Jets. We're pretty sure that Ross Lupaschuk will be on the Penguins blue line tonight, but we could be wrong. Unsurprisingly, it's pretty cold in Winnipeg.

Happy Festivus everyone.

Season Series: 0-1-0

Last Meeting That Counted: October 17, 2011. Jets won 3-2.

What we said in our recap:

Dear Winnipeg, no one gives a ****. Sincerely, Everyone.

Know Your Enemy: Jets Nation

What they're saying:

Cheering for the Jets makes scraping the car windows or the wait & bus ride on Winnipeg Transit just a little more palatable for girls and boys and men & women when they know "the Jets are are on tonight".

Pittsburgh Penguins Notes:

Dan Bylsma has a Christmas sweater.

Brian Strait has been called up.

Winnipeg Jets Notes:

Even the Jets can easily beat Montreal.

The MTS Centre is loud.

Winnipeg is an impressive 7-2-1 in their last ten.

Favorite Jets-Related Image, Photoshop or Gif:

Don't care that the Thrashers moved. This is still a great Photoshop. Plus, the Jets are the zombie Thrashers.

An attempt at the Pittsburgh Penguins lines from Empty Netters:

Chris Kunitz - Evgeni Malkin - James Neal
Matt Cooke - Jordan Staal - Tyler Kennedy
Steve Sullivan - Joe Vitale - Pascal Dupuis
Jason Williams - Craig Adams - Arron Asham

Matt Niskanen - Brooks Orpik
Simon Despres - Alexandre Picard
Ben Lovejoy - Brian Strait

Marc-Andre Fleury

Zbynek Michalek is a possibility. He's been removed from IR.

Winnipeg Jets lines from Empty Netters:

Evander Kane - Alexander Burmistrov - Blake Wheeler
Andrew Ladd - Nik Antropov - Kyle Wellwood
Tanner Glass - Jim Slater - Antti Miettinen
Tim Stapleton - Chris Thorburn - Eric Fehr

Tobias Enstrom - Dustin Byfuglien
Mark Stuart - Zach Bogosian
Johnny Oduya - Ron Hainsey

Ondrej Pavelec

It's really cold in Winnipeg. Everyone there is getting really excited that the Jets are close to a playoff spot. None of that matters. This team is still the Thrashers and the Pens own the Thrashers more than True North Sports and Entertainment does. It's time to remind them of that fact. It doesn't matter if Cardboard Orpik has to play 19 minutes.

Do It.

Go Pens.


ESPN suspends analyst from Twitter for defending evolution

Randy Moss thought call about trade to Patriots was prank

Why would the Nationals want to trade Jordan Zimmermann?

Kobe won't take paycut, hints at retiring after contract ends

Pete Carroll: Marshawn Lynch is 'our guy'

Eric Bledsoe: Kentucky could beat the 76ers


Kendall Wright lobs hilarious shot at Dez Bryant

Jonas Gray shows up late to practice, sent home by Patriots

Paul Pierce: Rivalry with Lebron like 'fighting for the same girl'

Report: Brock Lesnar planning UFC return next summer

Derek Fisher reportedly had to challenge Knicks to play hard

Michael Sam on childhood: 'My brothers were evil people'

Jets-Bills game in Detroit will be free admission

New Yorker unveils powerful Redskins Thanksgiving cover

Biggest disappointments of the 2014 NFL Draft class

FSU will wear special #FSUnited ribbon decal on helmets

Food Lion disastrously insults teams in Super Bowl promos

Can Melvin Gordon break Barry Sanders' single-season record?

Game of the week: New England Patriots vs. Detroit Lions

WATCH: Duke graduate asst. loses mind to pump up players

Golic recreates Kim Kardashian butt pic after losing bet

Five bold predictions for Week 12 in the NFL

Brian Cashman spends night sleeping on street for charity

10 NFL rising stars vital to their teams’ postseason hopes

NHL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Bills-Jets game will be free admission

Pete Carroll: Lynch is 'our guy'

Which NFL team will get the #1 pick?

Game of the week: Patriots vs. Lions

Report: Padres join hunt for Sandoval

Golic recreates Kardashian butt pic

Adrian Peterson speaks out

NFLPA appeals Peterson suspension

10 best college running backs ever

DeSean Jackson mum on cryptic post

Revis on Johnson: 'A man among boys'

LeBron on challenge of leading Cavaliers

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.