Malkin

Malkin

The second half of a home-and-home series is usually a prime place to find some bad blood.  So it should be interesting to see how tonight’s game between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the first-place Boston Bruins plays out.

Here’s a look at the coverage in today’s Pittsburgh papers:

Evgeni Malkin was out of his shell as far as on-ice production from the minute he pulled on an NHL sweater. Shelly Anderson in the Post-Gazette tells us that he’s settling in off the ice as well.

Rob Rossi of the Tribune-Review takes a look at the “young guns” of the NHL, a group that includes Pittsburgh’s Jordan Staal and Boston’s Phil Kessel. Rossi also tells us that Pittsburgh chartered to Boston Wednesday morning instead of evening because of the incoming snow storm. That should make them a little more rested, I’d think.