Sidney Crosby returns to the lineup for the Penguins tonight as they look to build upon a dominant performance in Game One against the New York Islanders at home. The Pens defeated the Isles by a score of 5-0 on Wednesday night, and Jarome Iginla had two assists playing on a line with Jokinen and Dupuis. With Crosby's return tonight, Iggy gets bumped up to the second line with Evgeni Malkin and Beau Bennett.
Here are the rest of the Penguins' lines and pairings for tonight's contest, via the team website:
Other games tonight:
Senators at Canadiens, 5:00 p.m. MT on CBC
The Senators won Game One with an outstanding performance from goaltender Craig Anderson, despite being outshot 50-31 by the Montreal Canadiens. Senators forward Eric Gryba was suspended for two games for his hit on the Habs' Lars Eller last night, which left the latter unconscious and bleeding on the ice. After a war of words in the media today which involved former Flame Brandon Prust calling Ottawa coach MacLean a "bug-eyed fat walrus," the show must go on. Ahhh, playoffs.
Wild at Blackhawks, 7:30 p.m. MT on CBC
After narrowly eking out an overtime win on Tuesday night, the Chicago Blackhawks will look to put the Wild down by two tonight heading back to the
United Center Xcel Energy Center. Josh Harding more than held his own in Game One as the Wild were outshot 37-27 by the 'Hawks in a game where Ryan Suter player 41 minutes. 41 MINUTES! Rookie Jonas Brodin also played 34 minutes for the Wild. That's crazytown.
I was surprised to see the Sharks beat the Canucks on Wednesday night, and I'll be even more surprised if they do it again tonight. Roberto Luongo starts in net for Vancouver again as Cory Schneider remains out with an undisclosed injury.