Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Game #41 - at New Jersey Devils

Game 41
Penguins (26-13-1, 53 pts) at Devils (27-9-1, 55 pts)

Why does it matter?
The Devils are one of the top teams in hockey and they've owned the Penguins so far this year, winning all three games at the Igloo.

What has been happening lately?
  • Pens - Mini-slump is what has been happening. Three losses in four games.
  • Devils - Other than dropping a decision to the Caps, the Devils have been flawless lately.
Questions to be answered
  • Can the Pens beat these guys?
  • Will a change of scenery help? It is the first game of the season at the Prudential Center.
  • Can Johnson (who I expect will start) match Brodeur?
  • 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
  • Score first!
  • Crash the net with intensity and hope for a rebound. Brodeur isn't giving up softies right now.
  • Parise just broke out of his 12 game goal-less slump, so keep a close eye on him.

1 comment:

Maroussia said...

It will be great to watch New Jersey Devils, i have bought tickets from looking forward to it.