Friday, April 23, 2010

Playoff Game #6 - at Ottawa Senators

Playoff Game 6
Pittsburgh Penguins at Ottawa Senators
Penguins lead series 3-2

Why does it matter?
Because the Pens want to avoid a Game 7, where anything can happen.

What has been happening lately?
  • Pens - One bounce in OT sent the series back to Ottawa.
  • Senators - One bounce in OT has the Sens feeling like they're back in the series.
Questions to be answered
  • Can the Pens avoid the slow start that has plagued them in both of their losses in this series?
  • Can Fleury not allow a soft goal? I'm calling Regin's third period goal soft - he was out near the blue line and beat Fleury cleanly without any screen I can remember.
  • Can the PK get through a game without allowing a goal?
Keys to the game
  • Keep firing on Leclaire. He looks susceptible to rebounds since he seems to wind up sitting on his backside frequently.
  • Keep it simple early on - north and south with an emphasis on finishing checks.
  • No dumb penalties (I'm looking at you, Mike Rupp and Matt Cooke).

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