Friday, December 15, 2006

Pens gameday; Keep that "MO" going...

Momentum is a funny thing.

When used correctly, a team can ride it for quite a while.

But when a team abuses it, it causes them to crash down to earth quickly.

That brings us to Le Igloo tonight. The euphoria over the Flyers win, with Crosby's heroics, was an incredible night.

But one things for sure, if they walk out on the ice like the Steelers have done this year, i.e. "hey we're the Steelers, you bow down", they're gonna get blown out of the arena.

The Flyers' quickly tying up the game at 2 on Tuesday, after getting dominated early on, should be plenty of a wake up call for the Pens.

When they are relentless on the forecheck, and not back on their heels, this is a tough team to beat.

But when they're lollygagging around, like the 1st half of the Caps game, and during stages of the Flyers game, their liabilities are really highlighted, those being their mediocre defense (and that's putting it nicely).

The Isles have been playing good hockey for quite a while now, they're tied with the Pens with 33 points. A win for the Pens tonight vaults them in 7th, and possibly 6th place in the conference.

Thibault is in goal tonight, this guy needs to get off of the schnide big-time. I'm gonna go out on a limb and predict he gets win #1 tonight.

Dupont got sent back down to WBS today. While it's not entirely unexpected, and they needed to make room for Ekman, these guys sure do have quick trigger fingers when it comes to changing things up. In another surprise, Christensen (yeah, the one scoring the goals) is to be a healthy scratch tonight.

Oh well, we'll see how it plays out.

P.S., someone please deck Satan tonight !!!!


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