Thursday, October 17, 2013

Penguins Game 7 Preview - @ Philadelphia Flyers


Philadelphia Flyers


7:00 p.m., Wells Fargo Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

The Last Penguins Game:
October 15, 2013 - Pittsburgh 3, Edmonton 2 [Recap]

It doesn't get much better than Penguins/Flyers. Early in the season the Penguins have played some pretty bad teams which has resulted in some pretty boring games but that won't be the case tonight. Despite the Flyers being pretty bad so far you can guarantee that when the Penguins step on the ice there will be a little pep in their step and their fans will be ready to boo Sidney Crosby, Evegeni Malkin, and everyone else.

The Flyers are in a bad place right now. Not only have they only been able to pencil in one win in the first seven games but they are without Scott Hartnell and Vincent Lecavalier who are both on the shelf with injuries and along with that the Flyers are only scoring 10 goals in the first seven games. Not good times offensively in Philadelphia.

That is going to be a problem because the Flyers are pretty bad in goal (Steve Mason) and their defense leaves a lot to be desired. This really isn't a change from anything that has been true in past seasons but I feel like I should mention it.

On the Penguins side they will have a pretty interesting lineup with Deryk Engelland taking shifts on the right win of the fourth line. I have to assume this is only because they are playing the Flyers and someone has to be the tough guy out there. It seems kinda dumb but I am pretty convinced that is the reason and nothing Dan Bylsma says is going to change my mind.


Probables

Penguins (5-1-0) (via Penguins website)

Forwards
Chris Kunitz - Sidney Crosby - Pascal Dupuis
Jussi Jokinen - Evgeni Malkin - Chuck Kobasew
Tanner Glass- Brandon Sutter- Craig Adams
Harry Zolnierczyk - Joe Vitale- Deryk Engelland

Defense
Brooks Orpik- Paul Martin
Rob Scuderi - Matt Niskanen
Ollii Maatta- Robert Bortuzzo

Goaltender
Marc-Andre Fleury

Flyers (1-6-0) (via Dailyfaceoff)

Forwards
Tye McGinn - Claude Giroux - Jakub Voracek
Michael Raffi - Brayden Schenn - Wayne Simmonds
Max Talbot - Sean Couturier - Matt Read
Zac Rinaldo - Adam Hall - Kris Newbury

Defense
Kimmo Timonen - Erik Gustafsson
Nicklas Grossmann - Braydon Coburn
Mark Streit - Luke Schenn

Goaltender
Steve Mason


The Stats

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