The Hurricanes are, as the old saying goes, downgraded to a tropical depression this season. 13th in the East, with a 16-24-7 record, the Hurricanes replaced their coach mid-season with....yeah, just some guy. Kirk Muller. Kirk is an iffy name. It could be a supervillain. In captain form, it could be the reason I see William Shatner on tv all day long, pimping insurance companies, or whatever it is he does.
I hope the Penguins win this game, based on my dislike for Star Trek and William Shatner, alone.
Aside from that, there's not a whole hell of a lot to say about the Hurricanes. Their leading scorer is Eric Staal, to the surprise of nobody. Did you know he's Jordan Staal's brother? Paul Steigerwald will tell you at least 17.3 times tonight. Jeff Skinner trails him by ten points, despite playing 16 fewer games.
Goalie....Cam Ward. Remember this?
Cam Ward still wakes up in the middle of the night, screaming about this. Luckily for him, he's not Rick DiPietro. DiPietro would wake up screaming, and collapse a lung. Upper body injury, out indefinitely.
The Penguins are playing much better hockey, and giving a full 60 minute effort, finally. Flower's looking sharp, and the Canes have less firepower than people who enjoy Michael Moore films.
Is there any surer bet than to put down your life's savings on Geno scoring?
4-1 Pens win. Goals from Geno, James Neal, Pascal Dupuis, and Matt Cooke. In the words of Vicki Vaillancourt, from The Waterboy, "That ain't no guess, that's what it's gon' be". Watch out, Staalsy.
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