Friday, October 29, 2010

Game #11 - vs Philadelphia Flyers

Game 11
Flyers (4-4-1, 9 points) at Penguins (5-4-1, 11 points)

Why does it matter?
Any game against Philly is an important game. This one is especially important because the Pens need to right the ship after losing two in a row.

What has been happening lately?
  • Pens - Four wins in a row, but five straight allowing a power play goal against.
  • Flyers - Two wins in the last three games, including a six-goal outburst on Tuesday against Ryan Miller.
Questions to be answered
  • Can the Pens stop the Flyers power play? Philly doubled their PP goal total with three on Tuesday night, while the Pens have allowed a power play goal in every game except two.
  • If Fleury is going to play tonight, how will he do at home? He still doesn't have a win at home, and hasn't played at Consol since October 13th.
  • Will any of the nastiness return to this series? The last two games have been close to outright friendly.
Keys to the game
  • Find a way to score on the power play.
  • Keep Mike Richards more worried about diving and whining that winning. Tyler Kennedy and Matt Cooke can help here by getting under his skin.
  • Attack Timmonen and Coburn - both are a team-worst -3 on the season.

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