COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS @ PITTSBURGH PENGUINS
Time: 4:00 p.m. | TV: Root
PENGUINS PROJECTED LINEUP
Jussi Jokinen – Evgeni Malkin – James Neal
Pascal Dupuis – Brandon Sutter – Matt D’agostini
Harry Zolnierczyk – Dustin Jeffrey – Chuck Kobasew
Tanner Glass – Zach Sill – Craig Adams
Paul Martin – Brooks Orpik
Olli Maatta – Kris LEtang
Rob Scuderi – Robert Bortuzzo
Marc Andre Fleury
*Jussi Jokinen, as expected, gets his first opportunity on the left side with Evgeni Malkin and James Neal today. This is likely to be Jokinen’s best fit on the team. “Jokinen is getting the opportunity to play with Malkin and Neal,” head coach Dan Bylsma said today. “He’s a guy who’s played with very skilled players throughout his career and done very well. He’s done extremely well there, so you put people in situations where you might see them throughout the year.”
*Pascal Dupuis – Brandon Sutter – Matt D’Agostini will be an intriguing line to watch today.
*Time is running out for Harry Zolinierczyk to make a strong impression and stay in the mix for a final roster spot. The likes of Chuck Kobasew, Zach Sill, Adam Payerl and Chris Conner have outplayed Zolinierczyk so far.
*Olli Maatta will be in the lineup, appearing in his second preseason game. He’s expected to remain paired with Kris Letang.
*The goaltending matchup is Marc Andre Fleury vs Sergei Bobrovsky.