Saturday, March 04, 2006

Game #61 - vs Hurricanes

Carolina Hurricanes at Pittsburgh Penguins

Carolina - 41-14-4 - 86 pts - First in East
Pittsburgh - 14-35-11 - 39 pts - Last in East

At first glance, this would look like a huge mismatch. The Hurricanes should stomp the Pens, right? Except that the Penguins went into Carolina and beat the Canes just before the Olympic break. Plus, the Hurricanes could be a little bit overrated. They are tremendous at home (26-5), but of their remaining 23 games, just 9 are at home. Their road record is much more human (15-9). This is a team that will need to prove it can win on the road. They'll be looking to do that beginning tonight in Pittsburgh.

You should watch the game tonight, if only for a chance to see two of the best young players in the game in Sidney Crosby (of course) and Eric Staal of the Hurricanes. Should be exciting.

Let's go Pens!

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