Thursday, October 01, 2009

Game #1 - vs New York Rangers

Game 1
Rangers (0-0-0, 0 pts) at Penguins (0-0-0, 0 pts)

Mellon Arena - Pittsburgh

Did you know the Staal boys were brothers?

Why does it matter?
First game of the season - need I say more? The title defense begins here (as does the bulls eye on their backs)

Questions to be answered
  • How will the changes made by the Penguins affect their defense? How much will they miss Scuderi and Gill?
  • Can Marian Gaborik provide some offense?
  • Is Sid healthy enough?
  • How will the second like produce after losing Sykora?

Keys to the game
  • No soft goals allowed by Fleury - make the routine saves.
  • Take advantage of chances against Lundqvist and the Rangers defense.
  • Stay consistent - the Rangers don't have much firepower - don't allow them to score because of mental lapses.

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