Monday, October 13, 2008

Game #4 - vs Philadelphia Flyers

Philadelphia Flyers at Pittsburgh Penguins (1-1-1, 3 pts)

The Pens are getting their second straight opponent on the second game of a back-to-back.  Saturday had the Devils coming to town.  Tuesday brings those lovely fellows from Philly.

The Flyers had to get rid of their captain, Jason Smith, and local boy, RJ Umberger due to salary restrictions.  Don't feel too bad for them, however, because they still have plenty of firepower.

The Flyers also just got bigger and slower on the blue line, adding 6'5" Andrew Alberts from Boston via a trade.  They do have some size on their defense, but not too much speed.  Hatcher and Jones are both on IR.

Just looking at their roster brings back all of the happy thoughts I had last year during the playoffs.  PFC Downie is there, as are the Scotties (Upshall and Hartnell) and Riley Cote.  I hope Michel Therrien plans to have Goddard at the ready...

The Pens need to try to play a complete period, and after that, a complete game.  They've struggled so far this young season to put it all together.  There are flashes, and Marc-Andre has been excellent, but no consistency.

Let's Go Pens!

1 comment:

Will said...

I don't know why, but I have a really bad feeling about tonight's game. Everyone better keep their heads up!