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Penguins/Flyers preview - 12/13:  1PM ET Start !!

Penguins at Flyers, 1 PM ET, Wachovia Arena

Season records: 

Penguins, 16-9-4, 36 pts., T-5th in Eastern Conference
Flyers, 15-7-6, 36 pts, T-5th in Eastern Conference

Season series:  3rd meeting, Penguins lead series 2-0

Last game vs. Flyers:  Penguins def. Flyers, 5-4 (SO), Nov. 13th.

Last game results:  Penguins def Islanders, 9-2, Dec. 11thFlyers def. Hurricanes, 6-5 (SO), Dec. 11th.

Special teams rankings: 

Powerplay:  Penguins 18.1% (17th), Flyers 24.4% (T-2nd)
Penalty Kill:  Penguins 84.5% (8th), Flyers 84.7% (5th)

Probable goaltender rankings:

SV%:  Penguins - Marc-Andre Fleury (my guess) .907 (T-24th), Flyers - Martin Biron .901 (30th)
GAA:  Penguins - Marc-Andre Fleury (my guess) 2.86 (28th), Flyers - Martin Biron 2.95 (33rd)

Notes:
- Connor James was recalled from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Friday.  Max Talbot didn’t make the trip due to an unspecified injury against the Islanders Thursday.
- The Flyers are 11-1-3 in their last 15 games.
- Simon Gagne has 37 points (18G,19A) in 43 career games against the Penguins.
- Evgeni Malkin is now 5th in the NHL in plus/minus with +16.
- Petr Sykora leads the NHL with 5 game-winning goals and is tied for 3rd in the NHL with 8 powerplay goals.
- Jeff Carter is 3rd in the NHL with 127 shots on goal.

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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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