Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Game #30 - vs Toronto Maple Leafs

Game 30
Maple Leafs (10-12-4, 24 points) at Penguins (19-8-2, 40 points)

Why does it matter?
The Leafs are a tough match up for the Pens, due both to their history in Pittsburgh, as well as their recent play.

What has been happening lately?
  • Pens - 13-1-1 in their past 15 games. Sid just keeps going at a clip of just over two points per game.
  • Maple Leafs - They had a great third period rally against the Caps on Monday night.
Questions to be answered
  • Will the Pens be ready? The Leafs won't quit, especially considering their rally on Monday and their victory over the Pens earlier this season.
  • Can the Pens clean up the PK, which has been on the leaky side the past three games?
  • Will Geno play?
Keys to the game
  • The Leafs don't take many penalties, so dig in an earn the calls by keeping the legs going.
  • Take advantage of the chances you do get with the man-advantage.
  • Dictate the pace. The Leafs have been all over the board recently as far as shots taken / shots allowed. They seem to be susceptible to a strong team imposing their will (tell that to Washington, eh?)

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