Monday, January 25, 2010

Game #54 - at New York Rangers

Game 54
Penguins (32-20-1, 65 points) at Rangers (24-21-7, 55 points)

Why does it matter?
The Pens need to win two in a row, something they've done just once since Christmas, to keep the ship headed in the right direction.

What has been happening lately?
  • Pens - A win over Philly gave the Pens their fourth win in their last 6 games.
  • Rangers - The Rangers have been kept off of the scoreboard for two straight games.
Questions to be answered
  • Which Rangers team will show up? In the past seven games, they've scored ONE goal in five losses and FOURTEEN in two wins (that's not a typo).
  • How will Fleury respond in his first game since fracturing his finger?
  • 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
  • Stop Gaborik. When he scores, the Rangers are 14-7.
  • Get them into the Sin Bin - the Rangers PK has allowed a goal in five straight games.
  • Get shots on net - the 22 shots in Philly was the second-lowest total of the season.

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