Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Game #33 - vs St Louis Blues

St Louis Blues (7-19-6, 20 pts) at Pittsburgh Penguins (15-12-5, 35 pts)

The Blues are bad. How bad? Really bad. Consider these pieces of information:
  • They've lost 11 in a row (3 in OT or SO).
  • During that 11 game streak, they've scored more than 2 goals only twice.
  • On the season, they've scored more than three only 8 times, and more than four only once.
  • On the season, they've more than one power play goal only three times, none since October 30th.
  • They've yielded a power play goal in seven straight games.
  • None of their goalies have a save percentage over 90%.
Simply put, this is a game the Penguins should win. It comes at the right time for the Pens, as they were just knocked off of their hot streak by the Habs on Saturday night. The penalty kill should get a chance to have some success against a weak Blues power play. Provided they can continue to put the puck in the net, the Pens should have their way with the Blues.

Blues Blog - Well, there's the Blue Note Blog, but there's not really anything up there in the way of a preview of tonight's game, so I'll link to the game day thread off of letsgoblues.com. The majority of the opinion so far seems to be that the Blues will get spanked. Optimism is great!

I'm looking for a hard-working, hard-skating effort from the Pens tonight with goals from Malkin and Whitney (let's go out on a limb). Nothing less than a Pens victory will suffice.

Let's Go Pens!


Fauxrumors said...

1) Not only SHOULD the Pens win it shouldn't even be close.
2) Can you say another 6 point performance for Sid?

Teej said...

Would love another pasting from Sid and Co., but as long as they get back on their winning ways I'll be more than pleased. If they win it should give the Pens a chance at consistency; we don't want them winning four straight then dropping four in a row...