Nathan is on the golf course, unaware today was a day game. Bryan is... wherever the heck he goes when he's not here, so I'm just going to throw this very quick game thread up here. I've never done the game thread before, so I don't know how to put all the pretty stuff, but all we really need to know are the lineups, the questions and to know we have a place to congregate, right? If Nathan or Bryan swing by, maybe they can spruce the game thread up, but for now, here's your lineups for today:
Guillaume Latendresse - Matt Cullen - Pierre-Marc Bouchard
Colton Gillies - Eric Nystrom - Jarod Palmer
Jeff Taffe - Warren Peters - Jed Ortmeyer
Jon DiSalvatore - David McIntyre - TBD
Clayton Stoner - Jared Spurgeon
Justin Falk - Jordan Hendry
Jeff Penner - TBD
Niklas Backstrom - Dennis Endras
Forwards: Pascal Dupuis, Richard Park, Chris Kunitz, Ryan Craig, Matt Cooke, Eric Tangradi, Nick Johnson, Steve MacIntyre, Colin McDonald, Aaron Asham, Joe Vitale, Evgeni Malkin
Defensemen: Matt Niskanen, Zbynek Michalek, Brian Strait, Alexandre Picard, Kris Letang, Joseph Morrow
Goaltenders: Scott Monroe and Brad Thiessen
1. Can the Wild stay undefeated against Malkin and the Penguins?
2. Will the ''first'' line continue to be all around the net?
3. Will the Geralds continue to produce? (Spurgeon and Palmer)
4. Warren Peters was the do-it-all against St.Louis. Will he have another strong showing and perhaps even win a spot on the 4th line?
5. Will anyone remember that today's game is in the afternoon?