Mike Cammalleri will be lacing them up tonight in Pittsburgh, and that’s great news. Maybe our offensive thrust will be a little more thrusting.
Is it too much to ask that our guys go a game, or a week or a month, or even several months, without a serious injury to a key guy? Are they lacking vitamins?
But wait. Hold the fort. The Pens haven’t exactly been lucky either. They’re missing Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, Tyler Kennedy, Brooks Orpik, and their two leading scorers up until now, James Neal and Kris Letang. I’d say that’s pretty well the meat of their lineup.
So it’s two teams going at it tonight will injury woes. In the big picture, may our doctors be better than their doctors.
We need this game, of course. With Ottawa and Winnipeg playing against each other, and who happen to be the only two teams with less points in the east than our guys, the Habs are now poised to slip within a whisker of being the worst in the the Conference if they don’t get their shit together. How depressing is that?
Matt Cooke should be in their lineup, so keep your head up. Or as they say, on a swivel.
My game report will again be in the wee hours, once I return from whence I came.