Saturday, October 8, 2011

Penguins Game Day 2 - @ Calgary Flames

Calgary Flames

10:00 p.m., Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary, Alberta

The Penguins bounce into Alberta for their second game of the season and second game of the Canadian road swing. A win tonight would be a really big one for the Penguins and they should be back to full strength after Jordan Staal left the game in Vancouver early to what was called dehydration. Word is that he is going to suit up but who really knows.

The Flames should be a tough opponent and a team that I really like watching. Miikka Kiprusoff might have one of the best first names in hockey and is a really talented netminder. It might not seem that way if you are looking at his stats but this Flames team hasn't always been as talented with him in the net and he has had to stand on his head most nights to give him team a chance to win.



The last time these two met:

November 27, 2010: Penguins 4, Flames 1




The Penguins probables:

Forwards
Steve Sullivan -Evgeni Malkin - James Neal
Chris Kunitz - Jordan Staal (?) - Tyler Kennedy
Matt Cooke - Mark Letestu - Pascal Dupuis
Steve MacIntyre - Dustin Jeffrey - Richard Park

Defense
Kris Letang-Deryk Engelland
Paul Martin-Zbynek Michalek
Matt Niskanen-Ben Lovejoy

Goaltender
Marc Andre Fleury


The Flames probables:

Forwards
Alex Tanguay - David Moss - Jarome Iginla
Curtis Glencross - Olli Jokinen - Lee Stempniak
Niklas Hagman - Roman Horak - Rene Bourque
Tom Kostopoulos - Matt Stajan - Tim Jackman

Defense
Mark Giordano - Scott Hannan
Chris Butler - Jay Bouwmeester
Anton Babchuk - Cory Sarich

Goaltending
Miikka Kiprusoff


The Stats:



The Flames from last season since this is their first game of the 2011-12 season

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