Monday, November 24, 2008

This Week in Penguins Hockey

This week marks the 1st time the Pens will play back to back games since the Season Opener in Sweden. The 1st game this week is in Long Island against the Islanders on Wednesday, it doesn't matter how good the Islanders are each season, the Penguins always seem to struggle against them. The Pens won the 1st game 4-3 in a shootout. Frans Neilson of the Islander received a knock-out elbow from Devils defenseman Mike Mottau that will cause him to miss 8-12 weeks. Mottau received a 2-gamer for it, but the Islanders and some bloggers are thinking he should have gotten more. Was the hit payback for Doug Weight laying out Sutter earlier in the season, doubt it, if it was payback for the Doug Weight hit, Mottau would have hit Doug Weight.

Friday marks another match with the Sabres, this time it will be in buffalo. The 1st meeting between these 2 teams ended in a 5-2 win for the Penguins. The Sabres have fallen on some hard times as of late, Saturday marked their 5th loss in as many games, to make matters worse they got shut out by the Flyers on friday, if that isn't a kick in the balls, i don't know what is. As always i look forward to playing the Sabres, unlike the Canucks game, this game is how hockey is supposed to be played, not the icing game the Canucks play. Die By the Blade has a little more info on the losing streak.

On Saturday the Devils come to town for the 2nd meeting of the season, the 1st meeting the devils won 2-1 in O.T. that was the game where Fleury have 742 saves and still lost the game. If i remember correctly it was Parise that got the back breaker in O.T. in case you have been dead for the last 3 weeks or so you should know that Devils all-star goalie Broduer is out for like 4 months or something with an injury. 2Man Advantage is where its at.

The Gazette has a good article on why you can't spell "Shero without "Hero" how solid was the Zigomanis pick up.

The Penguins site is informing us that Defenseman Ryan Whitney is practicing with the team. Whitneys return could spell the end of the road for Goligoski, he will probably be sent to WBS until Shero makes a trade at the deadline, with all the NHL ready defenseman the Pens have, You know Shero is gonna make a deal on March 4th.

Looking for some updates on Marc Andre Fleury? Good luck so am i.

Go Pens

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