Thursday, October 27, 2005

Penguins 7, Thrashers 5

WOO HOO!!! Finally something to cheer about! It wasn't looking good during the first period, let me tell you. But the Pens stopped the bleeding and started chipping away. In case you don't know what I'm talking about, the Thrashers scored the first four goals of the game. The Pens were taking penalty after penalty (four of them). Then something changed and clicked. They stopped taking penalties. Instead, they started drawing them. They were down 4-2 at the end of the first, and up 6-4 at the end of the second. They scored SEVEN goals unanswered.

Many things were encouraging, but maybe none more so than some of the other speed players the Penguins have learning to use that speed to draw penalties and force the defense into mistakes. Fata, Koltsov and, of course, Crosby all used their speed to their advantage. Crosby drew another two or three penalties by himself.

Lemieux, Gonchar and Leclair all scored twice. They could have added a few more, but they hit the pipes twice too.

I'll try to add more in the morning. Right now, I'm tired and it's time to read a little Calvin & Hobbes :)

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