Sunday, March 02, 2008

Game #67 - vs Atlanta Thrashers

Atlanta Thrashers (29-31-6, 64 pts) at Pittsburgh Penguins (36-23-7, 79 pts)

Right now, the Pens are in the dreaded fifth spot in the Eastern Conference. They're also just two points out of the first spot. With a win today, the Pens can tie the Canadiens for the top spot and move past New Jersey in to the Atlantic division lead.

The Thrashers have lost six straight games. Armstrong and Christensen, both playing big minutes in their first two games, are a -2 and -3 respectively. They have one assist between the two of them. I hope they succeed, just not today against the Pens.

Fleury will start in goal. He shut out the Thrashers earlier this season. The Pens have lost the other two meetings, and Conklin didn't play terribly well in those games. Good choice to start Fleury.

This is one that the Pens should win, despite their depleted lineup. They need to get the two points.

Let's Go Pens!

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