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Round 2, Game 6: WBS Penguins Pregame Report

Saturday, May 7, 2011
Hopefully we see a lot of this tonight. Let's do this!

After defeating the Charlotte Checkers 1-0 last night in Game 5, the Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins look to continue their comeback at home tonight in Game 6. I'll be in attendance at tonight's game and will have live in-game updates via the blog's Twitter feed. The game thread will be up and running at 6:30 p.m. EST. Puck drops at 7. Let's do this!

Injury Updates
Ben Street practiced with the black aces squad on Thursday and looks like he's closer to returning to the lineup. I don't think he'll get in the lineup tonight.

Keven Veilleux left last night's game in the second period with the team's trainer, but fortunately was able to return to the game without missing much time. He should be good enough to go tonight.

There were questions about a lower body injury to Bryan Lerg, but since he's played the last two games I think all the questions surrounding him are cleared up.

Lineup
As for tonight's lineup, don't expect the Penguins to make any changes. If it ain't broke don't fix it right? Here's what the lines should look like tonight:

Keven Veilleux - Ryan Craig - Geoff Walker
Brett Sterling - Joe Vitale - Nick Petersen
Chris Collins - Bryan Lerg - Tim Wallace
Paul Thompson - Zach Sill - David Marshall

Robert Bortuzzo - Brian Strait
Corey Potter - Steve Wagner
Joey Mormina - Andrew Hutchinson

Brad Thiessen will be starting in net tonight.

Final Thoughts
The Penguins are still on the brink of elimination, down 3-2, and need to come out and play like there's no tomorrow. That being said, the Penguins can't come out feeding just off of raw emotion playing in front of the home crowd or their season will likely end. If the Penguins come out and play like they did in Game 2, they will be very hard to beat. Mike Murphy has been unreal through the first 5 games, but I just don't see that continuing. We saw this in the first round with Norfolk's netminder Dustin Tokarski and we saw how human he became as that series wore on. Expect the same from Murphy.

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