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Scouting the Colorado Avalanche

| Thursday, Dec. 3, 2009

Colorado Avalanche at Penguins

When/where: 7:30 p.m. tonight/Mellon Arena

TV/radio: FSN/WXDX-FM (105.9) and the Penguins Radio Network

Season series: First meeting. The Penguins last played the Avalanche on Jan. 10, losing in Denver, 5-3.

Pens streak: Won 2

Who to watch: Colorado G Craig Anderson. Although his career record coming into this season was just 36-43-18, Anderson has been one of the NHL's finest goalies through two months, compiling a 14-7 mark with a 2.57 GAA.

Trends n 'at: C Sidney Crosby has produced eight points (five goals, three assists) in his past two games. ...The Penguins' power play has converted just 14 percent of its chances, good for 27th out of the NHL's 30 teams. Only Florida, Carolina and St. Louis have a worse power-play percentage. ... Despite their power-play struggles, the Penguins' total of 92 goals scored trails only San Jose (101) and Washington (94).

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