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01-07-2010, 03:33 PM
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ilovetheflyers8
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I agree that we have to play physical, as the Penguins are 3rd in total hits and 6th in hits at home, while we are 26th in total hits and 17th in road hits. However, maybe hitting isn't that important considering the top two total hit teams are Carolina and the Rangers neither of whom are doing great. Not that they are doing badly because they are playing physical however. I think our total hits rank has gone up slightly however (at least one spot), also now one of our top hitters, Powe is back in the line up. Pittsburgh has 4 of the top 30 hitters in the league in terms of recorded hits thrown. These players are Orpik, Rupp, Adams, and Cooke in that order. We have one player in the top 60.

Team Hits total:
http://www.nhl.com/ice/teamstats.htm...=realTimeStats

Individual players hits:
http://www.nhl.com/ice/app?service=p...sort=hits&pg=1

edit: I kind of hope Gonchar is in the lineup because I want us to beat their team while they are at as close to full strength as possible. I saw on their board that Talbot may be out.

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