Sunday, November 15, 2009

Game #21 - vs Anaheim Ducks

Game 21
Ducks (6-9-3, 15 pts) at Penguins (13-7-0, 26 pts)

Mellon Arena - Pittsburgh

Why does it matter?
Keep the momentum going. Geno came back from injury and the Pens got the W. The Ducks have not been very good this year. The Pens should win this game.

What has been happening lately?
  • Pens - Finally got some offense and a W against the Bruins. If you told me they'd allow 5 and still win, I probably would have said you're crazy, but they did.
  • Ducks - Three straight losses on their 4 game road trip which wraps up here in Pittsburgh.
Questions to be answered
  • Will we see any results from the power play? Ever?
  • Can the Wilkes-Barre guys chip in? I'm thinking specifically of Letestu, who is a good goal scorer.
  • Can the Pens get traffic in front of Hiller?
  • Can the Pens lose anyone else to injury? Goligoski is out 2-3 weeks. That leaves 2 of the top 6 D in the starting lineup.
Keys to the game
  • Establish extended possession in the offensive zone on a consistent basis.
  • Keep the Ducks top line (Perry, Getzalf, Ryan) bottled up in their own end.

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