Pittsburgh Penguins (13-7-0) @ Carolina Hurricanes (9-8-1)
ROOT, FS-CR, NHLN-US - 7:00 pm/et
PNC Arena - Raleigh, NC
With Evgeni Malkin injured, Brandon Sutter has had to step up and move outside of his typical third line center role. Jordan Staal knows a thing or two about that situation. Tonight the Pittsburgh Penguins face Jordan Staal for the first time. His trade at the draft in Pittsburgh was a big deal and it changed the team.
We've gone into detail about what Jordan Staal meant to the Pens more than once. However, now we've got to put on a brave face and see Jordan as the enemy:
Don't worry though. We totally prepared for this:
Yeah, this post is almost entirely Simpsons references. When you combine the classic Hurricane Neddy episode with the fact that the Hurricanes have players named "Skinner" and "McBain", we really have no other choice. We just wish Carolina had traded for Ben Lov...