I thought Tangradi had a solid game for once. He was an agressive hitter throughout and he made a couple slick passes. Maybe use him again on saturday and see if he can keep that up. What if he actually realizes his potential and becomes a younger Guerin for Crosby's line? Wishful thinking, i know..
Great overall game, too bad Fleury couldn't get the shutout, he deserved it. Malkin seemed as if he wanted to prove a point today and if so, he certainly did. I know Stamkos has more goals but considering the time Malkin missed and how injury plagued the Pens have been this season, at this point, I don't see how he couldn't be the MVP... him or Lundqvist possibly.
As for Thiessen, I assume he will get the start. Columbus is awful (I know they beat us but that is irrelevant now) and as a potential trade candidate/backup, I think they want to see what he can do