PENGUINS LINEUP VS WILD
Chris Kunitz – Sidney Crosby – David Perron
Nick Spaling – Evgeni Malkin – Beau Bennett
Steve Downie – Brandon Sutter – Bryan Rust
Zach Sill – Marcel Goc – Craig Adams
Christian Ehrhoff – Kris Letang
Paul Martin – Robert Bortuzzo
Rob Scuderi – Simon Despres
Marc Andre Fleury
Post-Morning Skate Notes
— The Minnesota Wild are a team with a lot of tension surrounding them, losing 11 of their last 13 games. Wild GM Chuck Fletcher is determined that the Wild don’t have a coaching problem but at somepoint there could be a breaking point for Yeo, Wild and it could happen any day now as the losses continue to mount. A huge game for the Wild tonight.
Minnesota is one team Dan Bylsma has his eye on. Chuck Fletcher brought Blysma to the Penguins organization and the two have close ties, though, Paul McLean’s name is making the rounds as a top candidate were the Wild to make a coaching change during the season or this summer.
— Marc Andre Fleury is 0-5 in his career vs the Wild with a 3.74 GAA and .853 Save percentage.
— Mike Johnston on Olli Maatta who did skate this morning on his own: “Nothing is definitive yet.” — However, word inside the organization is Maatta will have surgery for this week.