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By: Casey Johnston (@CaseyR82) Last Game for the Pens:  Saturday, a 4-1 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs.  Kris Letang opened up the scoring for the Penguins with a power play goal at 6:52 into the first period.  However, the Maple Leafs would go on to score four unanswered goals over the course of the game.  Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 26 of 29 shots while his counterpart, James Reimer, stopped 37 of 38. Last Game for the Hurricanes:  Friday, a 4-2 loss to the Colorado Avalanche.  Drayson Bowman and Andrej Sekera scored for the Hurricanes while Justin Peters faced 34 shots and stopped 30 of them.  Matt Duchene had two goals and an assist for the Avalanche. Last 10 Games for the Pens:  6-4. Last 10 Games for the Hurricanes:  4-4-2. Last Time These Two Teams Met:  October 8th, a 5-2 win for the Penguins.  Jussi Jokinen netted a hat trick against the team that is still paying a portion of his salary.  Tanner Glass and Paul Martin added goals for the Penguins while Eric Staal and Nathan Gerbe scored for the Hurricanes.  Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 32 of 34 shots.  Cam Ward stopped 32 of 37 shots. Story of the Game:  The Penguins are going into Carolina riding a three-game losing streak.  The advanced stats crowd likes to look at something call PDO.  It is the sum of a team’s shooting percentage and save percentage while a player is on the ice.  It is supposed to account for luck and it regresses heavily to the mean of 1000.  A player well above 1000 has generally had good luck and should expect to drop going forward and vice-versa.  Through the first eight games, before the losing streak started, the Penguins had 13 players with a PDO at or above 1000.  If the stat is correct, then this losing streak should not come as a surprise since 13 players are currently regressing back to their mean.  The good news is that seven players (I’ve excluded Kris Letang and Jayson Megna) are below 1000 and should expect to have a better run of luck. Pens All-Time Record Against the Hurricanes:  60-50-11-5. Hurricanes-Killer on the Pens:  Jussi Jokinen has five goals in his last two games against his former team. Penguins-Killer on the Hurricanes:  Eric Staal has seven points in his last four games versus the Penguins. Probable Lines Tonight: (From Daily Faceoff) Penguins 14 Kunitz – 87 Crosby- 9 Dupuis 36 Jokinen – 71 Malkin – 22 D’Agostini 15 Glass – 16 Sutter – 12 Kobasew 27 Adams – 46 Vitale – 5 Engelland 44 Orpik – 7 Martin 58 Letang – 2 Niskanen 3 Maatta – 41 Bortuzzo 29 Marc-Andre Fleury Hurricanes 19 Tlusty – 12 Staal – 28 Semin 21 Bowman – 11 Staal – 14 Gerbe 18 Dvorak – 20 Nash – 15 Ruutu 42 Sutter – 16 Lindholm – 8 Westgarth 27 Faulk – 4 Sekera 6 Gleason – 7 Murphy 5 Komisarek – 65 Hainsey 35 Justin Peters
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