Thursday, December 17, 2009

Game #35 - at Philadelpha Flyers

Game 35
Penguins (23-10-1, 47 pts) at Flyers (15-16-1, 31 pts)

Why does it matter?
Because this one won't be as easy as Tuesday seemed. The Flyers will be buoyed by their fans. Expect nonsense.

What has been happening lately?
  • Pens - A little broader perspective - at the end of their four game losing streak on November 12th, the Pens were 12-7. They're 11-3-1 since then. Very nice.
  • Flyers - Nothing has been going right for the Flyers. It's that simple.
Questions to be answered
  • Bill Guerin is okay and will play tonight. Can the Pens avoid the injury bug with the Flyers nonsense?
  • Don't look now, but the PK has allowed a goal in four straight games. Can the Pens plug this hole before it bites them?
  • 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
  • Stay away from the stupid stuff.
  • If the Flyers go to sleep, let them sleep.
  • Initiate - don't retaliate. Nothing will rehab the Flyers faster than some extended time on the power play.

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