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PITTSBURGH PENGUINS (12-4-3) vs VANCOUVER CANUCKS (12-6-2)

IN PITTSBURGH @ 2:00 PM

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GP MIN W L T EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2008 - Dany Sabourin 6 339 4 1 1 0 9 1.59 151 142 .940 0


GP MIN W L T EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2008 - Roberto Luongo 18 1071 11 5 2 1 39 2.18 539 500 .928 5

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Since we have ourselves a matinee game today I figured I would combine the preview with the open thread.   Also note: the new nifty feature for player stats.  Sweet.

There's no doubt about it; Roberto Luongo has been on fire for the Canucks this season.  Not only his Luongo up there in terms of wins, but he also did so in impressive fashion.  Earliest this month he notched an impressive unbeaten streak of seven in a row.  He also went nearly 220 minutes of hockey without giving up a goal.  That breaks down to three-straight shutouts.

As much as you probably don't want to admit it, the Canucks stand as good a chance as any to hand the Penguins their first loss in regulation for the month of November.  It won't be a game of shot quantity but instead shot quality.  That also doesn't mean the Pens can get away with only four shots a period either. 

Perhaps most importantly, the Pens' power play has to click and take advantage of every opportunity given to them.  If the Canucks play a disciplined game then this will be a hard one to win.

Top scorers: Henrik Sedin (3G, 15A, 18pts), Daniel Sedin (8G, 8A, 16 pts)