Thursday, January 28, 2010

Game #55 - vs Ottawa Senators

Game 55
Senators (29-21-4, 62 points) at Penguins (33-20-1, 67 points)

Why does it matter?
The Sens are a tough match-up right now, having won seven in a row. They'll also want to avenge their 8-2 loss to the Pens at the end of December.

The Pens need to keep their decent play going. It won't be easy.

What has been happening lately?
  • Pens - A very quiet solid streak of hockey, with five wins in seven games.
  • Senators - After five straight losses, the Sens are getting healthy and have won seven straight.
Questions to be answered
  • Can the Pens keep the power play going? It will be key tonight, as the Sens haven't been taking many penalties. Making the chances you get count for something is key.
  • Brian Elliot has been out of his mind lately. Can the Pens get to him?
  • 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
  • Control Spezza and Alfie - they always seem to burn the Pens.
  • This is a team that rides emotion - get them down and see if they wilt. In other words, score first.

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