Monday, March 01, 2010

Game #63 - vs Buffalo Sabres

Game 63
Sabres (33-18-9, 75 points) at Penguins (36-22-4, 76 points)

Why does it matter?
A tough game against a top conference foe. The Sabre's style of play is a good way for the Pens to get their legs under them coming out of the break.

What has been happening lately?
  • Pens - The Pens lost four of their last five before the Olympics.
  • Sabres - The Sabres, despite their win over San Jose heading into the break, are just 3-7-3 in their past 13 games.
Questions to be answered
  • Can the Pens turn it on heading down the home stretch like last season, or will Disco Dan's nice guy routine come back to bite the team?
  • Will Sid continue his torture of Ryan Miller?
  • 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
  • Win the battle of the special teams - the Sabres have scored just once in the past 6 games on the power play.
  • Faceoffs are key in a puck possession game, especially in the defensive zone.

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