Penguins Attempt To Pounce On A Weakened Washington
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2016 PLAYOFFS ROUND 2, GAME #3: CAPITALS @ PENGUINS [1-1]- MAY 2, 2016
Round 2 Team Leaders
Round 2 Ice Time
Noteworthy facts & info going into the game:
-Maatta is now an injury scratch (upper-body); will not play.
-Pouliot or Schultz will replace him.
-Bennett (undisclosed) is not an option to play.
-Fleury (concussion) is not an option to play.
-2015/16 Season PIT/WSH Game Record (Regular Season & Playoffs): 4-3 Penguins.
-Evgeni Malkin is on a 6-game point streak.
-Nick Bonino is on a 4-game point streak.
-Eric Fehr now has 2 game-winning goals in his last 4 games.
PENS BULLET POINTS
-Strike While Orpik Is Out: Take advantage of Evgeni Malkin's new freedom from Brooks Orpik's defensive coverage. Put Malkin's line out often & allow them the creativity to do what they do best.
-Pick Up The D-Slack: Olli Maatta is now out, and the Penguins defense will have to tighten up without his substantial minutes in their line-up. Letang/Dumoulin/Daley will all get increased minutes and must maximize them.
-Stay Off The PK: Washington got their first PP goal last game, their dangerous special teams cannot be given the chance to heat up in this series. So the Pens have to be on their best behavior and stay out of the box.
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