Penguins/Sharks PREVIEW

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

The Penguins continue the road trip with two games in Worcester, Mass. starting tonight at 7 p.m. EST.

Expected Starting Goalies

Brad Thiessen (WBS): 13-10-1, 2.57 GAA, .905 SV%, 4 SO
Harri Sateri (WOR): 12-12-3, 2.61 GAA, .912 SV%, 1 SO

Brad Thiessen shut out the Worcester Sharks at home in the two teams only meeting back on January 5th at Mohegan Sun Arena.

Breaking Down the Matchup

Worcester (11th - EAST): 4th Place Atlantic Division, 27-23-1-6 = 61 points
PENGUINS (6th - EAST): 3rd Place East Division, 32-25-2-1 = 67 points

Leading Scorers

Worcester: Bracken Kearns (15G, 18A), Jon Matsumoto (12G, 16A), Matt Tennyson (5G, 20A)
PENGUINS: Chad Kolarik (22G, 28A), Trevor Smith (17G, 20A), Riley Holzapfel (16G, 20A)

On The Road Again

The Sharks sit in 11th in the East right now, but are six points behind the 6th place Penguins heading into tonight's action.

For the Penguins, Steve MacIntyre is on the road trip and could play as early as tonight. Phil Dupuis has been out of the lineup since missing the game against Norfolk on January 15th and it's looking more and more like a season ending injury. Tom Kuhnhackl is out for the season as he had shoulder surgery awhile back.

Injured list: Tom Kuhnhackl (upper body), Phil Dupuis and Steve MacIntyre (upper body)

Healthy Scratches: Cody Wild, Christian Minella

Expected lineup:

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

Reese - Dumoulin
Grant - Mormina
Samuelsson - Morrow


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