The Pittsburgh Penguins have won the first two games on their four-game road trip. They beat Toronto last Thursday then enjoyed the Canadian Rockies for a couple days before beating Edmonton in overtime, Tuesday. Sidney Crosby scored a dazzling overtime winner to remind the hockey world that he’s still one of the best ever.
Despite the Penguins success, controversy and angst are prevalent in the fan base. In the past two games, Penguins coach Mike Sullivan shortened the bench, which effectively benched Daniel Sprong and Dominik Simon. The result was the creation of the newest Penguins lines including the SCHutdown line; Riley Sheahan-Matt Cullen-Patric Hornqvist, which was used heavily against Toronto and Edmonton in the later stages of the game.
No lineup changes are expected, but that doesn’t mean they’re not possible. Below are the expected Penguins lines vs. the Calgary Flames. The puck will drop just after 9 p.m.:
Expected Penguins Lines
|Jason Zucker||Sidney Crosby||Conor Sheary|
|Patrick Marleau||Evgeni Malkin||Bryan Rust|
|Evan Rodrigues||Jared McCann||Patric Hornqvist|
|Brandon Tanev||Teddy Blueger||Sam Lafferty|
|Brian Dumoulin||Kris Letang|
|Marcus Pettersson||John Marino|
|Jack Johnson||Justin Schultz|