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Canucks at Penguins preview - 11/22;  2PM start !!

Canucks at Penguins, 2PM ET, Mellon Arena

Season records: 

Canucks, 12-6-2, 26 pts, 3rd in Western Conference
Penguins, 12-4-3, 27 pts., 4th in Eastern Conference

Season series:  1st meeting

Last game vs. Thrashers:  Penguins def. Canucks, 2-1 (SO), Dec. 8th, 2007.

Last game results:  Penguins def. Thrashers, 3-2, Nov. 20th.  Canucks def. Wild, 3-2, Nov. 20th.

Special teams rankings: 

Powerplay:  Penguins 19.1% (14th), Canucks 17.0% (18th)
Penalty Kill:  Penguins 84.0% (10th), Canucks 80.4% (20th)

Probably goaltender rankings:

SV%:  Penguins - Dany Sabourin .940 (n/a), Canucks - Roberto Luongo .928 (T-6th)
GAA:  Penguins - Dany Sabourin 1.59 (n/a), Canucks - Roberto Luongo 2.18 (9th)

Notes:
- Matt Cooke faces his former team of nine seasons today.  It’s the first time he’ll face the Canucks.
- Tyler Kennedy leads the Pens in plus/minus with a +7.
- Mike Zigomanis’ NHL-leading faceoff percentage is now 64.9%.
- The Penguins’ 12-4-3 record is their best since the 1992-1993 season.
- A sellout today will be the 77th consecutive.

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Welcome to The Confluence, a Pittsburgh Penguins blog since 2006.

Originally at Blogspot, then at MVN, TheConfluence has over 1500 articles reporting Penguins news as well as jumping on my soapbox to opine constructive Penguins criticism.

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