Ron Francis will be on the ice tonight for the Carolina Hurricanes.? At least he will be for his walk?back & forth?to the bench where he will be assisting Paul Maurice in the coaching of the Hurricanes.? On December?3rd Ron Francis joined the coaching group when Stanley Cup winning Peter Laviolette was fired.? This after many years of him saying there was no way he would ever coach.?
Supposedly the Penguins tonight will be sporting 7 defencemen, with injured Brooks Orpik still sidelined, and Goligoski, back from his illness, filling in?on odd shifts (hopefully the Powerplay).?
The Pens have won 3 out of 4 since re-installing the 1-2-2 trap. Game time is 7:30 pm – and will be shown in High Definition wether you are at the game or watching it on Fox Sports Pittsburgh.