-Greetings from our living room:
-EN commentor Brando is at RBC Center:
Reader Damon sent us some tailgating shots:
-We don't know what's more troublesome in that shot. The masks or the Heineken.
-The Penguins are still sticking with seven defensemen. Their scratches are Pascal Dupuis, Alex Goligoski, Chris Minard, Petr Sykora, Jeff Taffe, Eric Godard, Dustin Jeffrey, Ben Lovejoy and John Curry.
-Interesting moves by the Hurricanes as they have inserted Anton Babchuk into the lineup in place of Frantisek Kaberle. Additionally, Tuomo Ruutu is scratched. The Hurricanes' other scratches are Brandon Sutter, Michael Ryan, Zach Boychuk, Brett Carson, Bryan Rodney, Tim Conboy, Drayson Bowman, Dwight Helminen and Justin Peters.
-Marc-Andre Fleury and Cam Ward are your starting goaltenders.
-What's weaker: Joni Pitkanen's defense or Sidney Crosby's "beard?"
-Has anyone seen Eric Staal:
(Kudos to Brando.)
-Nice to see Versus couldn't be bothered to show Bill Cowher or any of the pregame ceremonies. It's not like that hasn't been a point of interest or anything for the past week.