Game 72, Discussion Thread: Pittsburgh Penguins at Philadelphia Flyers

PHILADELPHIA - OCTOBER 21: Saku Koivu #11 of the Anaheim Ducks faces off against Mike Richards #18 of the Philadelphia Flyers on October 21 2010 at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. Anaheim defeated the Flyers 3-2. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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Pittsburgh Penguins (44-21-5, 93 pts) at Philadelphia Flyers (41-22-8, 90 pts)

12:30 p.m. at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia

Catch the action on NBC, NHL Network Canada and 94 WIP

[Game Preview] - [Pittsburgh Perspective]

Today's goaltenders:


GP MIN W L OTL GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
Ilya Bryzgalov 52 2992 29 13 10 125 2.51 1382 1257 .910 6


GP MIN W L OTL GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
Marc-Andre Fleury 59 3461 39 14 6 130 2.25 1559 1429 .917 3

Flyers Line Combinations

Hartnell - Giroux - Jagr
Voracek - Briere - Wellwood
Simmonds - Schenn - Read
Shelley - Couturier - Rinaldo

Timonen - Carle
Coburn - Grossmann
Manning - Gustafsson

Pittsburgh Line Combinations

Kunitz - Malkin - Neal
Cooke - Crosby - Kennedy
Dupuis - Staal - Sullivan
Tangradi - Vitale - Adams

Letang - Martin
Orpik - Michalek
Niskanen - Engelland

Questions to Answer

  1. The Penguins have won 11 straight games. If you remember, the last time they had a long streak like this, the Flyers ended it. On HBO, nonetheless. Can they snap the Pens' streak again?
  2. With Andreas Lilja out and both Andrej Meszaros and Pavel Kubina still unable to play, how does Peter Laviolette use his defensemen, including Brandon Manning, today?
  3. Max Talbot is obviously a vital player, especially in PK and defensive situations. Today's the first game he'll miss all season thus far. Which player steps up into Talbot's role?
  4. Obligatory question about Sidney Crosby and his impact on the Penguins here.
  5. The Flyers came out flat yesterday but really picked up play in the third period. Another day game today. Another slow start, or can they pick up where they left off late against the Bruins?

Go Flyers.

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