Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Penguins Gameday #10 (Lightning)

Penguins (5-3-1, 11 pts)

Lightning (5-2-1, 11 pts)

Where: St Pete Times Forum

When: 7:30 PM


The Pens wrap up their 3 game mini-road trip against the Tampa Bay Lightning. 3 out of 4 points on the road isn't bad, and a win would be a great way to wrap it up. The Pens have had 3 days to recover from their hard fought game in St Louis, and hopefully will be refreshed and energized.

Opponents to Watch:

Steven Stamkos- He is the best player (or at least top 3) in the NHL right now. Completely shutting him down is a pipe dream, but limiting his effectiveness on the ice should be the goal.

Ryan Malone- Another former Penguin, Malone is a presence in front of the net and is a defenseman's worst nightmare. Keeping him away from the rebounds should be the focus.

Martin St Louis- Don't let him fool you, he can still skate and he can still shoot. Keep two eyes on Stamkos, and still keep one on St Louis.


-Arron Asham will likely be making his Penguins debut.

-Tangradi and Hutchinson have been sent down to WBS, so obviously they won't be in the lineup.

-Staal and Michalek are close, but not yet.

-Gagne is day-to-day for Tampa.

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