Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Game #49 - at Philadelphia Flyers

Pittsburgh Penguins (27-17-4, 58 pts) at Philadelphia Flyers (26-16-5, 57 pts)

Geno has been the man since Sid went out.

Biron has owned the Pens this year (1.67 GAA, .938 Save %)

This is one game I'd really like to see the Pens win. The last time these two teams met, the result wasn't pretty. The Pens owe a bit of payback, and they're very capable of delivering.

The Flyers are hot, hot, hot right now. Despite their loss at home to Jersey on Tuesday, the Flyers have won 10 of their past 13 games. Their power play has been absolutely smoking. They have put up an astronomical 15 power play goals in their last 7 games, in just 43 chances. That's a 35% success rate! The Pens will need to shut them down. Unfortunately, they kill penalties at a rate of just 78% on the road (fourth worst in the NHL).

The Pens did manage three power play goals against the Caps, and the Flyers allowed FIVE in their loss to the Devils... maybe there's something to work with there.

Ben Eager isn't on the roster anymore, but the Flyers still have plenty of thugs, including Steve Downie.

If this one gets out of control on the score board, it could get ugly.

Let's Go Pens!


Will said...


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