Sunday, January 31, 2010

Game #56 - vs Detroit Red Wings

Game 56
Red Wings (26-19-9, 61 points) at Penguins (33-21-1, 67 points)

Why does it matter?
The Red Wings have been a mess this year, but are starting to get healthy. They'll bring their best game in a rematch of the last two Cup Finals.

What has been happening lately?
  • Pens - A limp effort at home against the Sens put a damper on the recent good play.
  • Red Wings - While the injuries are starting to lessen, they're still just 3-4-3 in their past 10 games.
Questions to be answered
  • Will Fleury play? He has struggled at home lately.
  • If the Wings get a lead, can they afford to sit back and let the Pens bring it? The Wings have been out shot in their last 5 wins, including allowing 48 shots to Nashville in their win on Friday.
  • 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
  • Keep the Wings off of the power play. They haven't been drawing many chances, but they are capable of burning you if you give them the chance.
  • Play a road game at home - the Wings will try to get the lead and suck the life out of you.

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