Thursday, October 21, 2010

Penguins Gameday #8 (Predators)

Penguins (4-3-0, 8pts)
Predators (3-0-2, 8pts)
Where: Bridgestone Arena
When: 8:00 ET

The Pens look to continue their hot streak and get their western conference play off to a good start. West games are fun because these teams only play each other once this year so nobody will be holding anything back. They're also a bit more forgiving to overtime, because the points out West mean nothing to Pittsburgh. Expect some hard-fought games, starting with today in Nashville. The Preds are also off to a good start, and have yet to not pick up at least a point in each of their 5 games.

Opponents to Watch:

Shea Weber- If you thought that Gonchar has a slapshot, you should see this guy. To put it into perspective, he once shot the puck so hard that it went through the net. Also a solid defender.

Steve Sullivan- He already has 4 goals and an assist this season, and is on a 2 game point-less streak. I'm sure he will be gunning.

JP Dumont- He's the one dishing out to Sullivan. Don't play him too softly, though, or he can also burn with his shot.


-There is a potential that the Pens may get Orpik back for this one. He will be making the trip with the team, and HCDB classified him as day-to-day. Michalek, Staal, Asham out.

-Tangradi left practice early yesterday and many are speculating that he will be the one out. It is important to note that he has not yet been sent down and did make the road-trip to Nashville.

-HCDB also said that Fleury would be in net.

-Nashville will be without world class defenseman Ryan Suter. He is a crushing loss to the Preds, and I wish him all the best on a speedy recovery.

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