#AHL Game Five Preview: #WBSPens Look to Stave Off Elimination

Saturday, June 1, 2013
The comeback has to start tonight for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, who come into Syracuse for Game Five trailing the series 3-1. For the Penguins, more shuffling and another defenseman makes his pro debut: Enter Derrick Pouliot.

I like how the Penguins are giving these prospects a chance to play in some big games at this level right away. I also like how the three "new" guys in Pouliot, Olli Maatta and Scott Harrington are each paired with someone who has been with this team this season. The only change on defense is Pouliot in for Peter Merth.

On defense it's:


The Penguins made two changes from their lineup up front, adding the return of Bobby Farnham and Derek Nesbitt. Hopefully both are stoked to get back into the lineup.

The lines tonight:


Also, the Penguins start Jeff Zatkoff in net in place of Thiessen. Not that Thiessen was terrible - he wasn't - but when you're down 3-1 in a series I think trying to spark the team is key. Another popular theory is just the amount of games Thiessen has played lately and the back-to-back game nights.


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