GAME 1 PENGUINS LINEUP
Chris Kunitz – Sidney Crosby – Pascal Dupuis
Jarome Iginla – Evgeni Malkin – James Neal
Matt Cooke – Brandon Sutter – Tyler Kennedy
Brenden Morrow – Jussi Jokinen – Craig Adams
Brooks Orpik – Paul Martin
Mark Eaton-Kris Letang
Douglas Murray-Matt Niskanen
*No lineup changes for the Penguins tonight as the team will go with the same lineup as Game 5 in the Ottawa series. At somepoint in the series we could see the Penguins eventually look for a more physical/speed 4th line and insert Joe Vitale into the lineup but for the now Jussi Jokinen with stay in the 4th line center role mostly due to his ability on faceoffs.
*Much discussion all week of whether the Bruins will split up Zdeno Chara and Dennis Seidenberg, and the Bruins will open the game with Chara and Johhny Boychuk as a pair. Andrew Ference is in the lineup and will play a No. 2 pairing role with Dennis Seidenberg. The Penguins have been preparing for the Bruins to try to match Chara against Malkin.
*Two players to watch tonight:
PIT Brandon Sutter (1G-1A-2Pts) – 1 Point in his last seven playoff games. Had 2 goals vs Bruins in regular season
BOS Tyler Seguin (1G-3A-4Pts) – 3 Points in his last two playoff games. 3 Goals in three regular season games vs Penguins.
Milan Lucic – David Krejci – Nathan Horton
Brad Marchand – Patrice Bergeron – Jaromir Jagr
Rich Peverley-Chris Kelly-Tyler Seguin
Daniel Paille-Gregory Campbell-Shawn Thornton
Zdeno Chara – Johnny Boychuk
Andrew Ference – Dennis Seidenberg
Torey Krug – Adam McQuaid