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Penguins at Thrashers preview - 11/20

Penguins at Thrashers, 7PM ET, Philips Arena

Season records: 

Penguins, 11-4-3, 25 pts., 4th in Eastern Conference
Thrashers, 7-8-2, 16 pts, T-11th in Eastern Conference

Season series:  1st meeting

Last game vs. Thrashers:  Penguins def. Thrashers, 3-2 (SO), Mar. 2nd, 2007.

Last game results:  Wild def. Penguins, 2-1 (SO), Nov. 18th.  Flyers def. Thrashers, 4-3, Nov. 16th.

Special teams rankings: 

Powerplay:  Penguins 18.8% (15th), Thrashers 18.4% (16th)
Penalty Kill:  Penguins 84.4% (10th), Thrashers 73.8% (29th)

Probably goaltender rankings:

SV%:  Penguins - Dany Sabourin .945 (n/a), Thrashers - Johan Hedberg .879 (n/a)
GAA:  Penguins - Dany Sabourin 1.51 (n/a), Thrashers - Johan Hedberg 4.04 (n/a)

Notes:
- The Penguins are 8-6-2 all-time at Philips Arena.
- Ilya Kovalchuk has 13 goals and 30 points in 23 games vs. the Penguins.
- Former Pens:  Hedberg, Colby Armstrong, Erik Christensen, Chris Thorburn
- Matt Cooke’s five-game point streak is a career high.

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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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