Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Game #38 - vs Carolina Hurricanes

Carolina Hurricanes (21-16-4, 46 pts) at Pittsburgh Penguins (16-15-6 38 pts)

The Pens finally got the big win they needed against Toronto last week. Now they try to make it two in a row at home against the Canes. I like their chances. Here's why:

The Hurricanes aren't as good on the road as they are at home. They're 10-10-3 away from their friendly confines. To add to that, the Canes are just 11-13-4 when playing outside of their division. To me, this makes tonight a very winnable game for the Pens, even though they always seem to struggle against the Canes.

Cam Ward continues to be a completely mediocre Stanley Cup winner. His save percentage is worse than Fleury - the only reason his GAA is better is that the Canes don't allow as many shots as the Penguins.

Hurricanes blog - check out Stormbringer's Blog, mostly because he has a recent post about the Nintendo Wii, which I recently obtained. It's awesome :)

Tonight, I'm looking for some scoring on the power play and for Errey and Steigy to talk about how impressive the Canes are on face offs (over and over).

Let's Go Pens!


Teej said...

I figured it was only a matter of time before the Steigy/Errey beefs would pile up... and btw, who has ever stickhandled in a phonebooth?

*sigh...* as for national broadcasts, I really miss Gary Thorne and Bill Clement.

Pat said...

Don't get me wrong - I like Errey and Steigy (though I still prefer Lagne) - they just have some... er... quirks that are kind of funny.

Stormbringer said...

Thanks for discovering and posting about my blog! :) But...I'm a "she", not a "he". ;)

Anyways, keep up the good work with your blog. AND, glad you like the Wii...to say it's awesome is putting it mildly. :D