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Baby Blues in the Igloo ... Florida Panthers @ Pittsburgh Penguins ... Stephen Weiss, Shawn Matthias IN ... Nasty Nick OUT

Iceburgh226x355PITTSBURGH -- It's obvious the Penguins have hit a grand slam with their third jersey.

Bringing back the old-school Carolina blues for last year's Winter Class was a great idea; adopting them as a third jersey was genius -- although not very hard to come up with.

Anyway, the Pens will be wearing the blues today against the Panthers. Seems like nine out of every 10 fans have plunked down the money to buy their own as well. Again, genius.

When are the Panthers unveiling their third jersey? Oh....

-- Shawn Matthias was called up from Rochester today just in case Stephen Weiss couldn't go. Well, Weiss is in the lineup and so is Matthias. Nasty Nick Tarnasky sitting this one out.

-- Nathan Horton is back at center, running a line with David Booth and Richard Zednik. Other combos: Stillman-Weiss-Frolik; CPR; McLean-Matthias-Stewart.

Enjoy the game. The Fox crew is excited about being back at work.

-- Roll Tide? Ha!

-- Rumor is Dave Wannstasche is going to be here today. Will get a report from him if I see him.


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Great game and good to see the cats get a solid win. Prague here I come.

Can't complain about the effort today. Today!

Whatever was said by the coaches or amongst teammates on Thursday and Friday must have taken hold. Solid effort, let's hope the woes of the last week of December were exorcised and we can get back to winning hockey.

Speaking of 3rd jerseys, the ones Chicago wore for the Winter Classic were sweet.

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