Saturday, November 06, 2010

Game #15 - at Phoenix Coyotes

Game 15
Penguins (6-7-1, 13 points) at Coyotes (4-5-3, 11 points)

Why does it matter?
The Pens need to stop the bleeding. Facing the Coyotes penalty kill could be the perfect thing to cauterize the wound.

What has been happening lately?
  • Pens - A great effort with nothing to show for it last night in Anaheim.
  • Coyotes - The Coyotes have been really inconsistent so far. Two wins in their past four games is the best stretch of the season to this point.
Questions to be answered
  • Can the Pens keep the intensity and work ethic for the entire game? The Coyotes have played really well against the Pens the last few years.
  • Who will be in goal? I didn't think Fleury played poorly last night.
  • The Coyotes PK allowed four goals last night. Can the Pens take advantage the same way?
Keys to the game
  • The Coyotes are usually outshot and have fewer chances on the power play. That's a recipe for disaster.
  • Yandle and Morris, two of the Coyotes top D, have been pretty bad. Yandle is a -7 and Morris is a -6.
  • Have Geno keep shooting. He had 5 last night, but only 8 total in the three games prior to that. If he's playing the point on the power play, get him set for the one-timer and let it rip.

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