Kukkonen fans rejoice.... Lasse will be in the line-up today... Obviously Hatch not in the line-up after going off early yesterday in Boston... He is having an MRI done today and I should have an update sometime in the 3rd period.
Marty Biron will start today... surprising move considering his record in the back end of consecutive days played (0-4 4.66 goals against and an 896 SV%) and the Pens haven't played since trouncing Buffalo Wednesday night so they are fresh.
Crosby will miss today's game but Hossa is back in the line-up as well as Talbot... Not that Pit missed Sid much last time the Flyers were in the Steel City as the Malkin/Sykora combination more than made up for his absence. Malkin had a hand in all 4 Penguins goals and Sykora was involved in 3 of them. Malkin has 15 goals in the 22 games Crosby has missed this season.
Fluery between the pipes for Pittsburgh... 10-4 lifetime with a 2.83 goals against which is better than Conklin's numbers against the Flyers (that last game on Feb 10 was his first win vs. the Flyers)
Upshall, Downie, Boulerice, and Tolpeko are healthy scratches...
Obviously Hatcher and Jones scratched as well