Loose pucks. Antero Niittymaki will be in goal tonight and Esche will be tomorrow against the Islanders... . Turner Stevenson (right hip pointer) practiced and is expected to play. So is Dennis Seidenberg (concussion), who will be paired with Eric Desjardins. With Derian Hatcher making his debut, two defensive pairings will change. Hatcher will go with Kim Johnsson. Mike Rathje will stay with Joni Pitkanen... . Chris Therien (back spasms) is out... . LeClair has no goals and two assists and is minus-4 with the Penguins.
1. Pittsburgh hasn't won yet
2. Mark Recchi
3. john Leclair
Anytime a player gets traded to another team, the new team ensures
that those players that they made the right decision by beating the former team and playing their arses off to reach that feat.
Considering our special teams have been ghastly thus far, I'm worried that their high strung offence can bite us in the arse.
We need to be careful with penalties, and we should be able to come through with a victory tonight.
Lord knows we need it bad.
But again, so do they.