Friday, December 02, 2005

Game #27 - vs Flames

Calgary Flames at Pittsburgh Penguins

Calgary - 15-9-3 - 33 pts - 2nd in Northwest
Pittsburgh - 7-13-6 - 20 pts - Last in Atlantic

Wow - time for the West already? The Pens thus far have played all their games against teams in the east, presumably to give fans more of those "rivalry" type games that seem to produce such love and warmth between the teams.

Calgary is a team of good news and bad news...

Calgary is not as good on the road (5-7-1).

The Flames have won three of their last four road games, including a win over Detroit on Thursday night.

The Flames special teams aren't very good. Their PP% is worse than then Pens, and their PK is almost as bad.

The Flames are scoring fairly well at even strength. In their last five games, they've gone 3-1-1, scoring only 2 power play goals, while allowing 4 against them.

The Flames have allowed more goals then they've scored overall, which is pretty unusual for a team with their record.

The Flames are tied for the second fewest goals allowed in the West, fourth in the NHL.

The Flames are led by their goalie, Miikka Kiprusoff, and their all-world wing, Jarmoe Iginla.

So, for the Pens to win the game, they need to play well at even strength and take advantage of the power play chances they get.

Palffy has some type of groin strain and it questionable for the game.

Let's go Pens!

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