Penguins (2-1-0, 4 pts) at Flyers (3-0-0, 6 pts)
Wachovia Center - Philadelphia
Everyone talks about Sid / Ovechkin. For my money, this is the best match up to watch.
Why does it matter?
The Pens are playing the Flyers. Do you need to know any more than that?
Questions to be answered
- Philadelphia - the hottest team in the NHL in the early going?
- Can the Pens stay out of the box? They've taken way too many penalties so far this year, and they're not of the "you're being aggressive, so it's okay" variety.
- The Flyers have been lighting the lamp thus far. Can the Pens slow them down?
- The Flyers have also been filling the penalty box. The Pens need to encourage that to continue... and take advantage.
- Stay out of the box!
- Sound defense in the 5 on 5 is imperative. The Flyers have good firepower across their top two lines.