Saturday, February 28, 2009
The Evil Empire Invades
Detroit (aka The Evil Empire) comes to town on a roll, going 10-2-1 in the month of February. The Preds are 10-5-1 in their last 16 games and fighting for their playoff lives. We know what the Wings bring offensively, averaging over 4 goals a game. For the Preds to be successful tonight, they must continue to play sound defense, throw pucks at the net, and crash the crease. Most of all, they have to stay out of the sin bin. Detroit has shown they will make you pay for taking penalties, ripping the Preds for 5 PP goals on 6 chances in the last meeting. Cal O'Reilly has been called up from Milwaukee and it remains to be seen if Marty Erat will play after tweaking a groin against Phoenix on Thursday night.
Game 3 of a 5 game home stand. Time to continue the winning ways.