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Wild at Penguins preview - 11/18;  Fleury out with injury

Wild at Penguins, 7PM ET, Mellon Arena

Season records: 

Wild, 10-4-1, 21 pts, 5th in Western Conference
Penguins, 11-4-2, 24 pts., 4th in Eastern Conference

Season series:  1st meeting

Last game vs. Wild:  Penguins def. Wild, 4-2, Oct. 30, 2007.

Last game results:  Penguins def. Sabres, 5-2, Nov. 15th.  Wild def. Blue Jackets, 3-2 (SO), Nov. 15th.

Special teams rankings: 

Powerplay:  Penguins 19.8% (12th), Wild 23.9% (3rd)
Penalty Kill:  Penguins 84.0% (11th), Wild 93.3% (1st)

Probably goaltender rankings:

SV%:  Penguins - Dany Sabourin .942 (n/a), Wild - Niklas Backstrom .934 (3rd)
GAA:  Penguins - Dany Sabourin 1.68 (n/a), Wild - Niklas Backstrom 2.00 (5th)

Notes:
- Penguins will don their third jerseys again tonight
- Goaltender John Curry was recalled from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL)
- New Penguin Philippe Boucher makes his debut tonight, wearing #43.
- A sellout tonight at the Igloo will be the 76th consecutive.

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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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