Penguins-Thrashers: From Black and Gold to Blue and Some Other Color

WoooooSenior Writer INovember 19, 2008

After being robbed of an extra point on Tuesday night, the Pens will resume action in Atlanta tonight.

If you ever wondered what the least entertaining video on the Internet was, Garnet Exelby comes up big with this horrendous attempt at comedy.
The Thrashers are 7-8-2, which puts them in 11th place in the East. They are terrible on the road, but are 5-3-0 at home. Bryan Little and Todd White have emerged as the two best hockey players no one had ever heard of before this season.
Little leads the team with 17 points. Illya Kovalsuck only has six goals this season, but leads the team with 47 shots. Matt Cooke scoffs at that shooting percentage.
Let's face it, no one really cares about Atlanta. The real story of this game is getting to see the two former Penguins, Colby Armstrong and my favorite post-lockout ex-Penguin, Erik Christensen in action.

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While we're talking ex-Penguins, another not-so-recent ex-Penguin could be between the pipes for Atlanta due to Karri Lehtonen's recent injury.

The Moose

Marc-Andre Fleury is still out of commission for the Pens, so Dany Sabourin will get the nod once again tonight. Fleury has not practiced all week and is doubtful for Saturday's game against the Canucks.


What to watch tonight

The best line in hockey, Cooke-Staal-Kennedy, is on an absolute tear lately. If Matt Cooke scores another goal tonight, look out Ovechkin.

The best part about being at the game last night was the resounding boos that echoed through the Igloo when John Barbero announced that the game was being broadcast nationally on VERSUS and wanted Pittsburgh to welcome Darren Elliot and the rest of the jokes. Classic stuff.

Let's Go Pens