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Hawks @ Pens Lineup: Malkin, Tangradi among those to play

Tonight’s Lineup
Forwards: Eric Tangradi, Dustin Jeffrey, Brett Sterling, Evgeni Malkin, Chris Kunitz, Max Talbot, Mike Rupp, Arron Asham, Craig Adams, Nick Johnson, Mike Comrie, Mark Letestu
Defensemen: Simon Despres, Alex Goligoski, Paul Martin, Deryk Engelland, Ben Lovejoy, Zbynek Michalek, Steve Wagner.
Lines
Kunitz – Letestu – Sterling
Tangradi – Comrie – Malkin
Rupp – Jeffrey – Adams
Asham – Talbot – Johnson
D-Pairs
Martin – Michalek
Goligoski – Lovejoy
Engelland – Despres
Extra: Steve Wagner
*Brent Johnson is expected to start in goal

Power Play Unit 1

Kunitz – Comrie – Malkin
Letestu – Goligoski

Power Play Unit 2

Tangradi – Jeffrey – Sterling
Martin – Michalek
Notes: Half way through both groups worked 5-on-3’s and changes were made to the No. 1 and No 2 units.
Paul Martin joined the 1’s playing the point with Alex Goligoski as Mark Letestu moved down low with Evgeni Malkin and Chris Kunitz.
The No. 2 unit then set up with Mike Comrie playing the point with Zbynek Michalek. Eric Tangradi, Brett Sterling and Dustin Jeffrey remained down low.
Mike Comrie acted as a setup man at the left point.

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William DePaoli

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William DePaoli is the President/Founder of Inside Pittsburgh Sports LLC and can be reached at wdepaoli@insidepittsburghsports.com

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