Sunday, December 26, 2010

Game #37 - at Ottawa Senators

Game 37
Penguins (24-10-2, 50 points) at Senators (15-17-4, 34 points)

Why does it matter?
First game back after the Christmas break... and the Sens have been a competitive team lately. The Pens cannot afford to rest on their laurels.

What has been happening lately?
  • Pens - A great two points earned over the Caps made for a nice Christmas for the flightless birds.
  • Senators - The Sens have earned points in five of their past six games.
Questions to be answered
  • Can the Pens get their game going after a big emotional high of a win in Washington?
  • Will Asham play since they've sent Jeffrey back down to Wilkes-Barre?
  • Can Sid keep the point streak going?
Keys to the game
  • Be ready for anything. The last time these two teams met, they combined for 84 shots with the Sens firing 21 shots in the first period alone.
  • Standard advice when playing the Sens - ignore Ruutu and Neil.
  • Keep the Sid and Geno show going. I'd like to see Geno eliminate some of the bad passes... but he's certainly contributing on the offensive end.

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