Penguins/Phantoms PREVIEW

Friday, April 5, 2013
The Penguins begin a three game weekend on the road up in Glens Falls, New York tonight against the Adirondack Phantoms.

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Expected Starting Goalies

Jeff Zatkoff (WBS): 23-19-0, 1.99 GAA, .919 SV%, 3 SO
Brian Boucher (ADK): 5-5-1, 2.45 GAA, .912 SV%, 0 SO

Breaking Down the Matchup

PENGUINS (6th - EAST): 3rd Place East Division, 37-28-2-2 = 78 points
Adirondack (15th - EAST): 5th Place Northeast Division, 28-34-2-3 = 61 points

Leading Scorers

PENGUINS: Chad Kolarik (25G, 34A), Trevor Smith (21G, 25A), Riley Holzapfel (18G, 26A)
Adirondack: Jason Akeson (15G, 30A), Danny Syvret (6G, 30A), Jon Sim (10G, 18A)

For the Penguins, Robert Bortuzzo has been re-assigned to the NHL Penguins after what Pittsburgh head coach Dan Bylsma said would be three games for Bortuzzo to get in some ice time before the NHL trading deadline.  With Bortuzzo back up, Cody Wild will move back onto the third pair with Alex Grant. Reid McNeill was recalled from Wheeling and will serve as the team's 7th defenseman. The Penguins also signed defenseman Harrison Ruopp to an entry-level contract and he is expected to join the AHL Penguins.

Beau Bennett is still with Wilkes-Barre and reportedly made the trip to Adirondack. It is uncertain when Bennett will be recalled back to Pittsburgh.

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. Tom Kuhnhackl is out for the season as he had shoulder surgery after injuring his shoulder on December 1st.

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

Healthy Scratches: Clark Seymour, Reid McNeill, Christian Minella, Dominik Uher and Steve MacIntyre

Expected lineup:

 Holzapfel - Smith - Kolarik

Bennett - Gibbons - Thompson

Collins - Peters - Payerl

Farnham - Sill - Megna

 Reese - Dumoulin

Mormina -Samuelsson

Grant - Wild


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