Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Game #15 - at Anaheim Ducks

Game 15
Penguins (11-3-0, 22 pts) at Ducks (4-6-2, 10 pts)

Honda Center, Anaheim, California

The leading goal scorer on each team.

Why does it matter?
The Pens are coming off of their third loss of the season. They are starting a West Coast swing, something that plagued several recent opponents like Columbus and Minnesota.

What has been happening lately?
  • Pens - The Pens look to avoid being snake bit by another hot goalie, which is what happened on Saturday against the Wild.
  • Ducks - The Ducks have been struggling mightily (ha!) and are just 2-5 at home on the young season. They have too much tale
Questions to be answered
  • Can the Ducks limit the chances against them? Hiller has a good save percentage and a bad GAA - that usually means tons of shots. Indeed, the Ducks have allowed at least 32 shots in every game this season.
  • Will the return of Tyler Kennedy mean the third line will be reunited? If so, who will center the second line?
  • Can the Pens win the special teams battle? The Ducks are hot on the power play, though they will take penalties (11 PP chances given to Toronto a few games back)
Keys to the game
  • Keep the established formula going - throw tons of shots at the Ducks - they're used to allowing them.
  • Stay out of the box.
  • Contain Perry.

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