Penguins/Admirals PREVIEW

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Home Sweet Home

After seven straight road games and three weeks since a home game, the Penguins return to Mohegan Sun Arena and face-off against East Division foe Norfolk tonight at 7:05 p.m. EST.
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Expected Starting Goalies

Jeff Zatkoff (WBS): 20-19-0, 2.01 GAA, .918 SV%, 3 SO

Frederick Andersen (NOR): 17-13-1, 2.16 GAA, .929 SV%, 2 SO

Breaking Down the Matchup

PENGUINS (6th - EAST): 3rd Place East Division, 34-27-2-1 = 71 points
Norfolk (11th - EAST): 5th Place East Division, 30-28-4-1 = 65 points

Leading Scorers
PENGUINS: Chad Kolarik (23G, 29A), Riley Holzapfel (17G, 22A), Paul Thompson (15G, 9A)
Norfolk: Patrick Maroon (17G, 22A), Sami Vatanen (7G, 32A), Devante Smith-Pelly (9, 14A)
For the Penguins, the injured list has just two names on it. Phil Dupuis has been out of the lineup since missing the game against Norfolk on January 15th but skated on his own Thursday for about 30 miuntes. Tom Kuhnhackl is out for the season as he had shoulder surgery awhile back.

Injured list: Tom Kuhnhackl (shoulder surgery - out for season) and Phil Dupuis (out indefinitely since 1/15)

Healthy Scratches: Cody Wild and Steve MacIntyre

Expected lineup:

Holzapfel - Gibbons - Kolarik
Collins - Peters - Megna
Payerl - Sill - Thompson
Farnham - Uher - Minella

Reese - Dumoulin
Grant - Mormina
Samuelsson - Morrow


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