Monday, March 22, 2010
Penguins Game Day 73 - @ Detroit Red Wings
The Penguins return to the Joe for the first time since game seven of last year's cup finals. Remember how that went?
Oh, that's right.
Here are the lines for the Penguins from their website:
If you notice Geno is not going to be in the lineup after tweaking his ankle against the Hurricanes. He will be ok. Get healthy Geno, you the man.
This will be the first of two meetings between these teams this year. Last season the Penguins went 5-4 including regular season/post season.
EDIT: I am an idiot. This is the second time the teams will meet. The only other time was January 31st at the Mellon Arena:
The Wings are not as strong as they were last year but they are starting to get healthy, and with Franzen, Zetterburg, Datsyuk you can never take them likely and they can beat you 7-1 any night of the week.
I do not like the Wings but I do have a lot respect for them.
Here are the team comparisons:
This is the start of like rivalry week for the Penguins. They play the Wings tonight, the Caps on Wednesday and the Flyers on Saturday. What a week if you are a Penguins fan.
The Penguins need every point they can get. The race is going to be very very tight and this week might determine if they win the Atlantic and get the two seed or slide down to get the four or five seed. It starts now.
Suck it Detroit.