Thursday, November 12, 2009

Game #19 - vs New Jersey Devils

Game 19
Devils (12-4-0, 24 pts) at Penguins (12-6-0, 24 pts)

Mellon Arena - Pittsburgh

Parise is awsome, but who at Upper Deck comes up with these things? The FUTURE? Really?

Why does it matter?
It's a game for first place in the division. The Pens lost earlier this year to the Devils. You don't want to lose another game to a potential division contender.

What has been happening lately?
  • Pens - Don't ask. Seriously. Injuries and losing have been bad lately.
  • Devils - The Devils still haven't lost on the road and are 9-1 in their past 10 games.
Questions to be answered
  • Will the Flightless Birds score a goal?
  • How will the defense fare with Gonchar, Letang and Orpik out? Lovejoy will get his first action of the season tonight.
  • Can Sid find a way to break through?
Keys to the game
  • Adjust the style of play to stop trying to make the pretty play. Keep it simple and crash the net.
  • Score first and force the Devils to come out of their trap a bit.

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