Friday, November 5, 2010

Penguins Gameday #14 (Ducks)

Penguins (6-6-1, 13 pts)

Ducks (5-7-1, 13 pts)

Where: Honda Center

When: 10:00 pm ET


Get that extra cup of coffee in this morning because for some on the East coast it's gonna be a late one. Game doesn't start until 10, so we're looking at about a 12:30 AM finish time at the earliest (but maybe you have the day off tomorrow). Hopefully the Pens will make it worth the while and not play like they did on Wednesday. The strange thing is that the Pens are currently 8th in the East, but are only 4 points away from having the best record in the league. Nice to bank these Western Conference wins now so it takes a little pressure off in April.

Opponents to Watch:

Bobby Ryan- Great hands, good legs, and a really good overall knowledge on how to play the game. Watch for him to make some noise.

Teemu Selanne- This old geezer still wants to party like it's 1999. He's 40 yrs old on the record but he leads his team in goals. And most of those goals come on the powerplay. Basically look for Anaheim's PP unit to try to set him up for the shot.

Corey Perry- One of the most familiar backsides in the league for goaltenders, this guy loves to stand in front of the crease and push, shove, deflect, and bang away at the rebounds. It is a necessity to get a big body like Orpik or Engelland in to keep him in his place.


-Pens look pretty well healthy, with no new injury news to report. The only potential one is Letang, who re-injured his hand during a fight on Wednesday and then had to go to the locker room. He did return, but looked a bit defensive.

-At least the Pens don't have to worry about Andy Sutton, as he is out with a broken thumb.

-Don't know whether it will be Fleury or Johnson but my best guess is that whoever doesn't start tonight plays tomorrow.

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