PITTSBURGH, PA - MARCH 13: Maxime Talbot #25 of the Pittsburgh Penguins and Tom Gilbert #77 of the Edmonton Oilers battle for control of the puck on March 13, 2011 at CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)
Defense is the key for the Penguins as they take on the Edmonton Oilers Sunday night in Edmonton to end a three-game Canadian road trip.
The Penguins come into Sunday night's game against the Oilers 2-0-0 after wins over the Vancouver Canucks and the Calgary Flames. In their season-opener at Vancouver on Thursday, the Pens won 4-3 in a shootout with a game-winning goal by Evgeni Malkin beating Vancouver's Roberto Luongo.
In the Pens second game they beat the Calgary Flames 5-3 in Calgary with a balanced attack that saw five different Penguins players find the back of the net. Tonight the Pens look to move to 3-0-0 on the season against Edmonton as they conclude their season-opening Canadian trip, and to spoil the Oilers' season opener. The Penguins will also be trying to keep pace with the undefeated Philadelphia Flyers at the top of the Atlantic Division.
The key to victory would seem to be defense. In the game against Vancouver, the Penguins led 3-1 before allowing two goals that sent them to the shootout. They also allowed two late goals against the Flames.
Brent Johnson will start in goal for the Penguins.
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