Saturday, October 23, 2010

Penguins Gameday #9 (Blues)

Penguins (5-3-0, 10 pts)
Blues (2-1-2, 6 pts)
Where: Scottrade Center
When: 8:00 ET

This seems like a great break by the schedule-maker for the Pens. The Blues are coming off a hard fought win last night vs the Blackhawks and they may just be a little gassed. More importantly, our buddy Halak started last night so it is unknown whether he will be good to go tonight. Also, the Pens are looking to join their farm team WBS with a 5 game winning streak. (although hopefully it will be 6 tonight for WBS)

3 Opponents to Watch:

Goaltender- Ok, so we all know about Halak, but it's important not to forget that his back up Ty Conklin (yes, that SHOULD also sound familiar) is a solid goaltender and in either case it will not be an easy game.

Erik Johnson- Legit scoring threat from the blue line.

David Backes- Yes, his play style is "Ingliourious" (if you've heard the nickname) but he is usually the best blue jersey on the ice every shift he plays. He can score, he can deke, and he can hit.


-As of latest info, Brooks Orpik is playing tonight.

-No idea on the Pens goaltending situation tonight. I would guess Fleury, and if it is Marc between the pipes, he will be going for his 150th win.

-Unless something drastic changes, No Staal, No Asham, No Michalek

-Only injury I see listed for STL is Janssen.

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