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Welp, it's been a few days since our last post. I think our last post was the Penguins / Canucks game day preview. My christ how that game turned out... Either way, sorry we've been away these last few days. We were doing more productive things in our lives such as job interviews, playing ps4, and so on. So we do apologize and it's great to be back. Last night, our Penguins put on a clinic at the hands of the Detroit Red Wings, downing them 4-1 with goals from Hornqvist, Comeau (in his return), Perron and Spaling (#FireRayShero). So everyone that was ready to jump off the Smithfield Street Bridge after the Vancouver game, welcome back it's great to have you.
Tonight the Penguins look to win their second of a back-to-back against the Ottawa Senators. Last night the Penguins played some unreal hockey, some sort that we have not seen in a long time. Beau Bennett came back from being a #PressBoxHero and played a game, Comeau returned from injury and the Penguins looked all-around solid for the first time in a long time. Ottawa is coming off a 2-1 win against Buffalo Tuesday, but I mean it's Buffalo so they're supposed to win. However, in their last four games they've won only one. Although the numbers sound favorable to the Penguins, the Pens are 0-6 in the second of back-to-back games this year. However, the Pens are 13-2-3 against the Atlantic for some ungodly reason. Tonight, there's so many numbers that say this game could go either way, but one thing is for sure, if the Penguins play the way they did last night at home against Detroit there's no reason for not taking home two points against the Senators.
Here are the lines according to Daily Faceoff:
Penguins (did not skate this morning so this is a guess cause they don't change after wins):
LW - C - RW
Kunitz - Crosby - Perron
Comeau - Malkin - Hornqvist
Bennett - Sutter - Downie
Spaling - Lapierre - Adams
Paul Martin - Letang
Scuderi - Despres
Pouliot - Bortuzzo
LW - C - RW
MacArthur - Zibanejad - Ryan
Michalek - Turris - Stone
Hoffman - Lazar - Chaisson
Condra - Legwand - Neil (POS)
Methot - Karlsson
Cowen - Ceci
Borowiecki - Gybra
Who are the stripes this evening?
What to watch for:
- Look for some stuff to happen, some stuff might happen tonight
- Blake Comeau is coming off a two point night, look for him to keep going
- Penguins are 5-1-1 against the Senators in their last 7 games going back to 2013
- Penguins are 8-1-1 when scoring a powerplay goal on the road, so do stuff on the powerplay
- 0/12 in the last five games on the powerplay
- Penguins are 9-9-4 since December 22nd but actually looked like a team last night, so do that
We have not forgotten
Who could forget? Eugene Melnyk doens't forget.
Do it. Let's go Pens.