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Gameday Poop: Penguins vs Bruins – Matt Cooke Public Enemy no.1

The big question for tonight’s game is will the Bruins be seeking revenge on Matt Cooke for the hit he put on Mark Savard? The NHL brought in some veteran refs in Bill McCreary and Stephen Walkom and if you listen to any reports out of Boston, they will have there hands full. The consensus here at PenguinPoop was that it was a clean hit according to NHL rules and that the NHL needs to change their rules. Which they are in the process of doing.

PenguinPoop writer Jean Pronovost wrote this: “I’m sorry but Cooke has to be suspended

The Bruins hold the last playoff spot and are fighting to keep it, if they decide to throw a game to get revenge it will only hurt them. I expect to hear booing everytime Cooke touches the puck and maybe a bunch more checks to be thrown at him but not much more. This is not the first time that he’s been in this situation and I am sure it won’t be the last. It will definitely be fun to watch.

Evgeni Malkin will not be playing again tonight, he said he is looking to play Saturday.

The Penguins powerplay looked quite horrendous against the Devils. I don’t understand how they go from the system they used the other night when Malkin got hurt to the one they used against the Devils. Put Ponikarovsky back in front of the net and Guerin back in the slot shooting. It is that simple and it will get you goals. If the powerplay is not working tonight the Bruins will be taking cheap shots all night.

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Ex Pittsburgh Penguin Mark Recchi, who plays for the Bruins now, tied Guy Lafleur for 22nd on the all-time goal scoring list on Tuesday. “The coaches were like, ‘Congratulations.’ I was like, What are you talking about?” he said after finding out the news. “(when) your name is in the same breath as those guys, it’s pretty cool.” Recchi has six points in the last five games.

Gametime is 7PM and can be seen in HD at the TD Garden or on FSN

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  1. markowitzcomm's Gravatar markowitzcomm
    March 23, 2010 at 4:01 pm | Permalink

    Penguin Matt Cooke
    To Appear at Ross Park Mall

    WHAT: Autograph signing and meet and greet

    WHO: World champion Pittsburgh Penguin Matt Cooke

    WHEN: Saturday, March 27
    7 – 9 p.m.

    WHERE: Steel City Collectibles in Ross Park Mall
    1000 Ross Park Mall Dr, Pittsburgh, PA 15237
    Located on the first level, next to Macy’s

    WHY: Ross Park Mall and Steel City Collectibles hope to continue to celebrate the Penguins’ Stanley Cup victory and trek toward this year’s championship with their customers. Cooke, the left-winger whose first year with the Pittsburgh Penguins lead to an overall season victory, will be on site signing merchandise. Call Steel City Collectibles at (412) 366-5858 for pricing information.

    • Michael's Gravatar Michael
      March 24, 2010 at 4:38 pm | Permalink

      The Matt Cooke signing is no longer happening at Steel City Collectables.


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