Friday, October 15, 2010

Game #5 - vs New York Islanders

Game 5
Islanders (1-1-1, 2 points) at Penguins (1-3-0, 2 points)

Why does it matter?
A win at home would be nice, don't you think?

What has been happening lately?
  • Pens - Mental letdowns cost them the game against the Leafs.
  • Islanders - They're playing teams tough right now, which is impressive since they're without Streit and Okposo.
Questions to be answered
  • Will Brent Johnson be a magical cure for the Pens' defense?
  • Can the offense put up more than three goals in a game? This would go a long way towards fixing any issues in goal.
  • How about a big game from Sid and Geno? They lead the team in shots (Geno - 20, Sid - 14) and are due for a big game.
Keys to the game
  • Keep the Isles off of the power play. They are over 30% so far with 5 goals in three games.
  • Hope for DiPietro in net - he has been worse than Fleury this year.
  • Everyone needs to pitch in. The team is starting to look like the walking wounded with Staal, Asham, Michalek and Orpik all missing.

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