Welcome Pittsburgh Penguins and Nashville Predators fans to the eleventh edition, on Fang Faction, of 'How to Beat the Goalie.' The Predators take on the Penguins for the only time this season, in the hunt for the Playoffs. The Penguins' goalies are Marc-Andre Fleury and Brad Thiessen.
Edition 11: Pittsburgh Penguins Goalies, Marc-Andre Fleury and Brad Thiessen.
Marc-Andre Fleury will be getting the start Thursday night against the Nashville Predators, according to Dan Bylsma. New goalie, Brad Thiessen, has played very well in his only three games. The original back-up goalie, Brent Johnson, has missed the last thirteen games due to an "undisclosed" injury, according the Pittsburgh Penguins Official Site. Fleury and Thiessen will be analyzed with in-depth stats and video.
Marc-Andre Fleury is the starting goalie for the Pittsburgh Penguins against the Nashville Predators. Fleury had the night off Tuesday night against the Winnipeg Jets, where the game was very high-scoring. Dan Bylsma gave him the night off to rest up for the road to the playoffs, and of course the playoffs itself. The last game Fleury started was Sunday, March 18, against the Philadelphia Flyers, when he gave up three goals in an overtime loss. Here is how the Nashville Predators will beat Marc-Andre Fleury Thursday night.
Glove Side: When a player shoots glove side, he winds his arm and shrugs his shoulers to get the glove stop. Fleury either makes an amazing glove side, or misses completely.
Screen M.A.: Get a player in front him to get in his way of vision. Since Fleury is only 6'2", he can't see over people. Hornqvist is the guy to look for.
Brad Thiessen is going to the back-up goalie Thursday night. Thiessen played Tuesday night in that wild game against the Winnipeg Jets. Thiessen received the win, but allowed 4 goals on 30 shots. Brad Thiessen has been recently re-called from the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, in the AHL. He is a potential starting goalie, somewhere, pretty soon. Here is how the Nashville Predators will score on him, if he plays.
By the way, he has only played in three games, so there isn't much video on him... So there could be a mistake in my analysis.
Slap-Pass: Brad Thiessen comes way out of his net to cut down the angle. A Preds player at the point should get him to come out of his crease, and slap-pass to a player on the wing for an empty net. See how Thiessen comes way out...
Brad Theissen 2011-2012 season stats:
Theissen has never played the Nashville Predators.
James Neal scored a hat trick and All-Star Evgeni Malkin had his second five-point game against Winnipeg this season to power the Pittsburgh Penguins to an 8-4 triumph over the Jets on Tuesday.
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Evgeni Malkin scored twice to help the host Pittsburgh Pittsburgh clinch a playoff berth for the sixth consecutive season with a 5-1 win over the Nashville Predators on Thursday.Malkin, who netted his 44th and 45th goals, leads the NHL with 95 points. He and has seven goals and 14 points during a six-game point streak.James Neal added four assists for a Penguins squad that won for...
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Alexander Radulov bailed on the Nashville Predators four years ago to become the best player in his native Russia.
In Radulov's return to the NHL, countryman Evgeni Malkin left little doubt who's the best player in the world.
Malkin scored twice to push his league-leading point total to 95 and the Pittsburgh Penguins clinched a playoff berth with a 5-1 victory over the...
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Evgeni Malkin scored twice, James Neal had four assists and the Pittsburgh Penguins clinched a playoff spot with a 5-1 victory over the Nashville Predators on Thursday night.
Chris Kunitz, Matt Cooke and Pascal Dupuis also scored to help Pittsburgh pull within a point of the New York Rangers for the top spot in the Eastern Conference with nine games remaining...
Hilary Duff is a new mom.
The 24-year-old actress announced the birth of her son on her website and Twitter feed Thursday.
Duff writes that she and husband Mike Comrie welcomed son Luca Cruz Comrie on Tuesday night. He weighed in at 7 pounds, 6 ounces and is the first child for the couple, who married in 2010.
Duff says she and Comrie ''feel like the luckiest parents in...
Tonight's contest between the Nashville Predators and Pittsburgh Penguins has suddenly taken on a circus-type atmosphere and has all the eyes in the hockey world focused on Consol Energy Center for tonight's 6 p.m. CDT puck drop on national TV (NHL Network).The Penguins are the NHL hottest team, going 12-0-1 since February 11. The team that was already clicking on all cylinders was...
The March of the Penguins continued Tuesday Night as the Pens put a thumping on the outgunned Winnipeg Jets by a score of 8-4. The game was played at a frantic pace as both teams seemed to abandon any thoughts of playing defense. The action was continuous as both teams saw countless scoring chances, but the Penguins top-end talent just proved to be too much for the Jets to overcome...
The Nashville Predators take on the Pittsburgh Penguins on national TV, Thursday night, in an inter-conference showdown. The Nashville Predators' record this season is 42-23-8 with 92 points and ranked 4th in the Western Conference. The Pittsburgh Penguins' record this season is 45-21-6 with 96 points and ranked 4th in the Western Conference. Puck drops at a special start...
If the Dark Ages (2001-2005) taught us anything, it is to appreciate the playoffs. And that is why we celebrate tonight. With a 5-1 destruction of the Nashville Predators, the Pens have punched their ticket to Lord Stanley's dance.
This is only the beginning, friends. We ride.
It seems like the question last night was more who did not score for Pittsburgh than who did. We are kidding of course. However, despite the hat trick from James Neal, he was not our Fantasy POTN. Now that does sound crazy of course and no Sidney Crosby was not either (despite four assists). There was an even a hat trick from the enigmatic Ales Hemsky from...
Who: Pittsburgh Penguins (45-21-6) vs. Nashville Predators (42-23-8) Where: Consol Energy Center When: 7:00 PM EST Channels: NHLN-US, ROOT Sports It goes without saying that this is a big game. EVERY GAME AT THIS POINT IS HUGE. The Penguins are currently 25-8-2 at home. The more games they can play at Consol in the playoffs [...]
Photo Caption: AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar
The much-anticipated return of Alexander Radulov had the eyes of the hockey world fixated on Pittsburgh tonight as the Predators took on the Penguins in a possible preview of the Stanley Cup Finals. Unfortunately it was Sidney Crosby and his crew that showed why they are arguably the Cup favorites at this point.
Behind James Neal’s 4 assists...
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