Official GDT: Game 25 Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Toronto - 3/9

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Official GDT: Game 25 Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Toronto - 3/9

Postby mikey287 on Sat Mar 09, 2013 7:35 pm

Good evening ladies and gentlemen! It's a hockey night in Pittsburgh and a hockey night in Canada as your Pittsburgh Penguins take on the Toronto Maple Leafs!





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Information:

Penguins are 16-8-0 for 32 points (2nd in the East). Leafs are 15-10-0 for 30 points (5th in the East).

Leafs real projected lines:
JVR-Bozak-Kessel
McClement-Grabo-Kulemin
MacArthur-Kadri-Frattin
Orr-Steckel-Komarov

Phaneuf-Holzer
Gunnarsson-Kostka
Fraser-Franson

Reimer
Scrivens

- Mikey's keys to victories:
- Establish the forecheck early, the Leafs don't have a ton of great puck-movers on their backline if it's accurate that John-Michael Liles remains out and Jake Gardiner remains in the minors. Pressure these guys into mistakes!

- Careful of that Leafs "third line", it's not really a third line...Matt Frattin returns to the lineup tonight and Nazem Kadri is red hot. Randy Carlyle has been sending Kadri out against third pairings and fourth lines to try to get easier matchups for him/them...we have to be aware when those shifty players are on the ice. Don't look now, but Kadri leads the team in points!

- In n' Out, In n' Out around the front of the net. Utilize the area behind the net to our advantage because the Leafs defense isn't terribly mobile...cut in through their zone and go to the front of the net on the fly, if it's not there, go behind the net and try to pull them apart a little bit...our forwards are faster than their D, we can win a lot of puck battles tonight with good timing...

Note: Carlyle speculated that there might be changes to the lineup too...could see Frazer McLaren tonight, could even see John Michael-Liles on D...we'll know soon enough!

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Fun fact: Crosby career vs. Leafs: 23 GP - 18 goals, 19 assists, 37 points...let's double those totals tonight!
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Re: Official GDT: Game 25 Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Toronto -

Postby Lt. Dish on Sat Mar 09, 2013 7:38 pm

Some solid D against the team coached by our only Norris winner, please...
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Re: Official GDT: Game 25 Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Toronto -

Postby Gaucho on Sat Mar 09, 2013 7:41 pm

Shops courtesy of PFiDC
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Re: Official GDT: Game 25 Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Toronto -

Postby Gaucho on Sat Mar 09, 2013 7:43 pm

LET'S GO PENS!!!
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Re: Official GDT: Game 25 Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Toronto -

Postby penny lane on Sat Mar 09, 2013 7:43 pm

~ from the beginning, dear penguins! :D

Shelly Anderson ‏@pgshelly
Evgeni Malkin has points in 8 of 10 visits to ACC (3g, 17pts). Overall, he has 12 multi-point games in 21 meetings vs. Leafs
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Re: Official GDT: Game 25 Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Toronto -

Postby shafnutz05 on Sat Mar 09, 2013 7:45 pm

RIP Stompin Tom, let's go Pens
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Re: Official GDT: Game 25 Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Toronto -

Postby Kaizer on Sat Mar 09, 2013 7:48 pm

BYAAAAAWW
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Re: Official GDT: Game 25 Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Toronto -

Postby Pavel Bure on Sat Mar 09, 2013 7:51 pm

Spin o Rama! Snapshot! Top cheese!
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Re: Official GDT: Game 25 Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Toronto -

Postby BurghThing on Sat Mar 09, 2013 7:52 pm

LET'S
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Re: Official GDT: Game 25 Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Toronto -

Postby Kaizer on Sat Mar 09, 2013 7:56 pm

BurghThing wrote:LET'S


G'O
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Re: Official GDT: Game 25 Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Toronto -

Postby farnham16 on Sat Mar 09, 2013 7:59 pm

The fact that Engo is in the lineup tonight is disturbing.
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Re: Official GDT: Game 25 Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Toronto -

Postby shafnutz05 on Sat Mar 09, 2013 8:02 pm

BTW, love the graphic work at top, OP
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Re: Official GDT: Game 25 Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Toronto -

Postby pugilist13 on Sat Mar 09, 2013 8:02 pm

farnham16 wrote:The fact that Engo is in the lineup tonight is disturbing.

I guess someone has to fight Orr, Mclaren and Fraser. Leafs lead the league in hits and fighting majors. Keep your heads up boys. Go Pens!
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Re: Official GDT: Game 25 Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Toronto -

Postby guiner on Sat Mar 09, 2013 8:03 pm

I might listen to the away feed for this one
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Re: Official GDT: Game 25 Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Toronto -

Postby shafnutz05 on Sat Mar 09, 2013 8:05 pm

guiner wrote:I might listen to the away feed for this one


Yeah thought about watching my home feed but I enjoy HNIC
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Re: Official GDT: Game 25 Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Toronto -

Postby mikey287 on Sat Mar 09, 2013 8:06 pm

shafnutz05 wrote:BTW, love the graphic work at top, OP


Thanks :thumb:

Let's go Pens!
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Re: Official GDT: Game 25 Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Toronto -

Postby columbia on Sat Mar 09, 2013 8:07 pm

CCP is ever the soccer mom hottie.
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Re: Official GDT: Game 25 Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Toronto -

Postby pugilist13 on Sat Mar 09, 2013 8:10 pm

mikey287 wrote:
shafnutz05 wrote:BTW, love the graphic work at top, OP


Thanks :thumb:

Let's go Pens!

The TK depiction should be in the game program. Lmao.
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Re: Official GDT: Game 25 Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Toronto -

Postby winger on Sat Mar 09, 2013 8:10 pm

Not that HNIC is really the "away" feed.. their announcers are hardly homers.. Hope it's Hughson and Simpson.
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Re: Official GDT: Game 25 Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Toronto -

Postby mikey287 on Sat Mar 09, 2013 8:11 pm

Doesn't look like the Leafs will make changes on D tonight, should be what I have above.

Randy Carlyle is a fanatical line-matcher. If I had to guess, Crosby and crew will see a lot of McClement-Grabovski-Kulemin tonight, three of their more responsible players...

Beware of Kadri going against Engelland, major mis-match, hope HCDB is aware!
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Re: Official GDT: Game 25 Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Toronto -

Postby mikey287 on Sat Mar 09, 2013 8:12 pm

winger wrote:Not that HNIC is really the "away" feed.. their announcers are hardly homers.. Hope it's Hughson and Simpson.


HNIC intros, regardless of length, always give me chills/get me pumped. Absolute favorite television "show" on the planet ever...
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Re: Official GDT: Game 25 Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Toronto -

Postby Geezer on Sat Mar 09, 2013 8:12 pm

This is one of those games where I catch the 1st period at home , part of the game driving to work and finish watching it at work.
I guess DB doesn't care how p*ssed I am at seeing the marshmellow man replace Vitale at the 4th line center. Let's take a 64% faceoff guy and replace him with a 37% guy who's as slow as Adams and Glass and who hasn't thrown a hard check this season.
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Re: Official GDT: Game 25 Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Toronto -

Postby MRandall25 on Sat Mar 09, 2013 8:12 pm

I forgot how bad Steigy was.
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Re: Official GDT: Game 25 Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Toronto -

Postby Lt. Dish on Sat Mar 09, 2013 8:13 pm

Pavel Bure wrote:Spin o Rama! Snapshot! Top cheese!


Ugh...that commercial...I dislike it so much. Awful.
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Re: Official GDT: Game 25 Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Toronto -

Postby pens2005 on Sat Mar 09, 2013 8:13 pm

MRandall25 wrote:I forgot how bad Steigy was.



HNIC for me...I'll take it!
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