Pittsburgh (14-8-0) @ Atlanta (10-6-2)
Pittsburgh in the midst of a four game road losing streak will stick with starter Marc Andre Fleury tonight. After Friday’s practice in Atlanta, Dan Bylsma was unsure as to who would start in net against the Thrashers.
Fleury is 3-7 in his last 10 games and will look to bounce back from a subpar game Thursday night when he gave up 5 goals on 24 shots.
The Atlanta Thrashers have not been the same old Thrashers this season. They are off to a 10-6-2 start and have the NHL’s 3rd ranked power play along with the 5th ranked penalty kill.
Sidney Crosby will be re-united with Bill Guerin as Malkin and Crosby will be split up.
*As expected Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik will return to the lineup after being sidelined for four games. Orpik is expected to be paired with Sergei Gonchar.