Originally posted on Bleed Black & Gold  |  Last updated 3/15/12

PHILADELPHIA - OCTOBER 08: Kris Letang #58 of the Pittsburgh Penguins skates during the game against the Philadelphia Flyers at the Wachovia Center on October 8, 2009 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

It’s official, Kris Letang confirmed this morning that he will play tonight against the Rangers.   For the first time all season, all our big guns are going to be on the ice.  When Crosby returned the first time Kris Letang was out with a concussion then.  We also have all three of our centers, Malkin, Crosby and Staal on the ice which for the last two seasons has not happened that often.  And with Malkin and Staal playing out of their minds right now, I can only imagine how the Rangers are feeling today.  Especially with the news that starting goalie Henrik Lundqvist will not be playing tonight for the Rangers.

The Pens sit 6 points behind the Rangers in the Atlantic Division so, a win for the Penguins will bring them that much closer to clinching the division and likely the Eastern Conference.

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