Thursday, January 07, 2010

Game #45 - vs Philadelphia Flyers

Game 45
Flyers (20-19-3, 43 points) at Penguins (27-16-1, 55 points)

Mellon Arena - Pittsburgh

Why does it matter?
I know I've said this each time the Flyers come around, but if you need to ask, you're not paying attention.

What has been happening lately?
  • Pens - Finally a win and a power play goal against the Thrashers.
  • Flyers - The results have been mixed but Leighton has been excellent.
Questions to be answered
  • Leighton or Boucher tonight? Leighton played last night against Toronto, so maybe we'll luck out and see Boucher.
  • Who will win the special teams battle? The Pens are 17-2 when they score on the power play, while the Flyers just notched three with the man advantage last night.
  • 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
  • Initiate, don't retaliate - ignore the nonsense.
  • Use your speed - the Flyers defense is still big and slow.
  • Support Fleury - keep people out of his crease.

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