Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Game #43 - at Tampa Bay Lightning

Pittsburgh Penguins (24-16-2, 50 pts) at Tampa Bay Lightning (16-22-5, 37 pts)

18 Goals, 41 Assists, 59 Points

28 Goals, 35 Assists, 63 Points

This is a game with some interesting and opposing numbers. Check these out:
  • The Pens are on a seven game winning streak and are 16-5 in their last 21 games.
  • The Lightning are 3-12 in their last 15 games.
  • The Lightning, despite being 12-8-2 at home this year are just 1-5-1 in their past 7 at home.
  • The Pens have lost TWELVE straight against the Lightning. The last time the Pens beat the Bolts was January of 2003.
  • Vinny has 13 goals in his past 13 games against the Pens.
So something has to give, right? I'm hoping that it's the Bolts that give in to the Pens. It would be nice to finally beat them, especially in Tampa Bay.

Let's Go Pens!


Freeptop said...

Sorry to be a little off-topic, but since you used the hockey card, I just have to point it out:

I have that same UD 2007-08 Crosby checklist card, and I noticed something odd - namely, that Crosby appears to be wearing a 'C' on that card, despite wearing last year's uniform, and the pictures looking like they were taken from the game against the Stars - several months before Crosby was named Captain.

Is it common for hockey cards to get photoshopped?

Pat said...

freeptop - You're right, of course. I'd say photoshop efforts on sports cards are pretty common, and have been for a while. You see it more on baseball cards when a player was traded or signed late in the off-season. I can say I've never seen it just to add a C... and he doesn't have it on his regular card, but I think that's because of the angle...