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Penguins/Coyotes Preview - 10/30

Penguins at Coyotes, 10PM EST, Jobing.com Arena.

Season records: 

Penguins, 5-3-2, 12 pts., 6th in Eastern Conference
Coyotes, 3-4-0, 6 pts., 14th in Western Conference

Season series:  1st meeting

Last game vs. Coyotes:  Dec. 3, 2007, Penguins def. Coyotes, 3-1.

Last game results:  Sharks def. Penguins, 2-1, Oct. 28.. Flames def. Coyotes, 4-1, Oct. 25.

Special teams rankings: 

Powerplay:  Penguins 20.9% (7th), Coyotes 14.3% (25th)
Penalty Kill:  Penguins 87.2% (5th), Coyotes 77.8% (22nd)

Probably goaltender rankings:

SV%:  Penguins - Marc-Andre Fleury .933 (4th), Coyotes - Ilja Bryzgalov .889 (T-26th)
GAA:  Penguins - Marc-Andre Fleury 2.17 (8th), Coyotes - Ilja Bryzgalov 3.41 (T-29th)

Notes:
- Pascal Dupuis left practice early on Wednesday.  Unknown at this time whether he is injured, and if so, whether he will play on Thursday.
- Hal Gill practiced with the team Wednesday. Unknown at this time whether he will return to action on Thursday.
- Former Tampa Bay GM Jay Feaster was a guest on NHL Live on Wednesday and stated that the Penguins and Thrashers were discussing a “major trade”.  That pretty much narrows it down, Kovalchuk and Staal plus various other pieces.  Whatever, someone wake me when it’s official.

RUMORS DISCLAIMER:  Since I’m new on the block here, it’s fair to let you know how I deal with rumors.  I will never profess to be an “insider”, however personally, I enjoy reading rumors, especially as we get closer to the deadline.  So while I doubt you’ll ever see me say “according to one of my sources” (‘cause I don’t have any), I will simply report the existence of rumors involving the Penguins.  As always, take them with a grain of salt.

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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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