Brooksie's back in town! (sort of) FPL tough guy Brooks Orpik returns to the line-up tonight after missing 10 days with an 'undisclosed' injury. (why didn't they listen to me and get their 'undisclosed' shots before the season started?) He'll take Hal Gill's place in the defensive ranks against the Debbles tonight. Other than that, the lines don't seem to have changed since last game (or maybe I was just excited about Brooks and didn't really look at the line up). One other minor bit of news.... Sergei (Sarge) Gonchar is making the trip with the team. That makes the first time this year that Sarge has been able to travel anywhere with the team except to the locker room after practice.
Evgeni Malkin needs just one more goal to reach the 100 mark. No one seems to be making any noise about this, but I think it's a very cool thing.
Couple of Things: If you haven't been able to block out the exsistence of Mike 'Doc' Emery, tonight won't help you at all. The Devils are honoring the broadcaster (that's what they called him) tonight before the game. Personally, I don't know why someone hasn't squashed him like the annoyingly cheery little skinny bug that he is, but he has been around for a long time and that should count for something. Ok, that was my tribute, back to the Shop. (forgot what the other thing was...)
Game Stuff: The Devils are on a streak, winning 7 in a row, including beating the Brunes in overtime last night. Langenbrunner is also on a streak, sending biscuits past goalies faster than the Pillsbury Dough-boy. (Paging Mr. Orpik. Paging Brooks Orpik) And 40 birthdays doesn't seem to have affected Brendan Shannahan much, he's playing well and deserves some attention. We've all seen Devil/Pengin games in the past. It's either going to be a complete blow-out, or a blood pressure check 2-1 or 1-0 game. (where did I put my nitro pills?) I'll see you after the blood-bath with some game updates and stuff. (mostly stuff) New Jersey may have the Devils, but we have Satan and her>>>>
and she's waaaay scarier than any Debbil could be.