Thursday, December 10, 2009

Game #32 - at Montreal Canadiens

Game 32
Penguins (20-10-1, 41 pts) at Canadiens (15-14-2, 32 pts)

Why does it matter?
The Pens have lost two in a row and are in danger of slipping into another slump. The opponent isn't as important tonight as the result.

What has been happening lately?
  • Pens - A disappointing early effort led to a loss against the Canes.
  • Canadiens - The Habs are hot, having won three in a row and only allowing one goal in each.
Questions to be answered
  • Can the Habs stay hot? Despite their 28 shot debacle against Philly (there were 28 shots total in the entire game), they've been badly out shot against Boston and Ottawa.
  • Can the PK stay hot for the Habs? Again, against Boston and Ottawa, they killed off 7 penalties in each game.
  • I'm still looking for a shut out from a Pens goalie. Can they get one? (this question is staying here until they do)
Keys to the game
  • Don't get too excited by the recent success by the Habs. It looks to be more of a hot goalie (or goalies) than good play by the team.
  • Keep the Habs off of the power play. They don't draw many, but they convert when they do.
  • Play your game. Despite the recent losing, if the Pens stay solid with their play and don't start out slowly, they'll be fine.

1 comment:

HabsFan29 said...

hey good luck tonight!

well, not really ;)