Thursday, April 22, 2010

Playoff Game #5 - vs Ottawa Senators

Playoff Game 5
Ottawa Senators at Pittsburgh Penguins
Penguins lead series 3-1

Why does it matter?
Because the Pens have a chance to finish off the Sens and get some rest heading to the second round.

What has been happening lately?
  • Pens - Things looks a bit iffy heading up to Ottawa. Sure is a different picture now, isn't it?
  • Senators - if I'm the Sens, I can't be too disappointed. It's not as if they've been really bad, other than parts of Game 4.
Questions to be answered
  • Now that they have the chance, will the Pens show the killer instinct?
  • Can we have a stop to the dumb penalties, and can we get some good results by the PK?
  • Assuming that Fedotekno plays, how will he respond to being scratched? He could be valuable to the Pens going forward.
Keys to the game
  • Whichever goalie plays for Ottawa, get to them early and make them uneasy.
  • No let down if you get a lead.
  • Keep rolling the lines. Now that there's a reasonable certainty that the Pens will take this series, keeping the top guys from wearing out will pay dividends down the road.

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