Saturday, October 09, 2010

Game #2 - vs Montreal Canadiens

Game 2
Canadiens (0-1-0) at Penguins (0-1-0)

Why does it matter?
After the disappointing home opener, the Pens need a win to get things rolling in the right direction.

What has been happening lately?
  • Pens - The level of play was good against the Flyers, but some bad luck and missed chances determined their fate.
  • Canadiens - Mike Cammalleri will make his season debut in the hopes helping the Habs earn two points.
Questions to be answered
  • Can the big guns come up with a few goals? They were shut out against the Flyers.
  • Can Flower continue his solid play? He was good on Thursday.
  • Which Carey Price will show up against the Pens? He was very good against the Pens his first two years in the league (4-2) and not so good since then (0-2).
Keys to the game
  • Special teams! No dumb penalties, and take advantage of your chances.
  • Keep the legs going. The Habs are a good skating team. Along the same lines, stay consistent with the effort level - don't waste it all in the first 10 minutes.
  • The rookies need to keep improving. The effort is there, now results need to build slowly.

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