Carolina Hurricanes (4-1-1, 9 pts) at Pittsburgh Penguins (2-3-0, 4 pts)
Hurricanes 4, Penguins 1 on October 4th in Carolina
The Canes have rattled off three wins in a row, all on the road, including an impressive win at Ottawa to hand the Sens their first loss of the season.
The Pens have been inconsistent, and their defense hasn't been doing the job in front of the net. Fleury is still somewhat shaky, but the power play is looking like it's starting to click well.
For the Pens to win this one, they'll need to play a good road game (yes, I know the Pens are at home, but I think they need to treat this one like a road game - get their ducks in a row with solid, simple play). They'll need to control the Canes at even strength and take advantage of their chances on special teams.
This is the first of back-to-back games for the Pens, so expect to see Dany Sabourin either tonight or tomorrow.
Canes blog - Canes Country
Check out Canes Country for a nice preview of tonight's game from the opposing perspective.
Let's Go Pens!