Saturday, October 30, 2010

Game #12 - at Carolina Hurricanes

Game 12
Penguins (5-5-1, 11 points) at Hurricanes (5-4-0, 10 points)

Why does it matter?
Carolina is a tough team to play against, especially for the Pens. A win is badly needed.

What has been happening lately?
  • Pens - Four wins in a row, but five straight allowing a power play goal against.
  • Hurricanes - The Canes haven't been consistent yet this year, trading wins and losses for most of the season.
Questions to be answered
  • Can the Pens rebound from a disappointing loss last night?
  • Will Johnson (the assumed starter) be able to pick up where he left off? If he does, what does that say about future playing time?
  • What is wrong with Geno?
Keys to the game
  • Stay the course. The level of play (from what I saw) last night was good. Keep working.
  • Be aware of offense from the blue line. Babchuk and Pitkanen have played well so far.
  • Speed kills and the Canes have a bunch of it. Have the legs going early.

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