Pens vs. Thrashers storylines

Do The Thrashers Have Large Talons points out a disappointment in former Penguin Erik Christensen.  He’s basically the same player he was in Pittsburgh.

Kovalchuk has been playing better of late, although it has not translated into point yet (I don’t know about Kovalchuk, but I’m sick of Erik Christensen making opposition goalies look good–will he ever score a regulation goal when it matters?) Kovalchuk is making more good decisions on the ice and fewer bad ones.

Another former Penguin, prospect Angelo Esposito, scored the game winning goal for Team Canada in the World Juniors.  Good for him, but this is kind of interesting.

Esposito, a Thrashers prospect who plays for Junior of Montreal, had three goals and an assist in four tournament games for Canada. He scored in both the semifinal and the final, a 5-1 victory over Sweden. His stick from the final game will be displayed at the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto.

Yes, he scored the winner but doesn’t displaying his stick in the HHOF seem a bit much?  He did nothing early in the tournament prior to the semi-finals.

Lastly, yet another former Penguin is in the new.  Colby Armstrong will play on the second line tonight.

Even Thrashers.com knows that the Pens should break the scoring slump tonight.

Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins can’t seem to score these days. As a result, they’ve dropped five consecutive games in regulation for the first time since Crosby’s rookie season.

A date with the league’s worst defensive team might be the perfect solution.

GO PENS

Chris | PPT

“Avenge 6-4-08”

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