Ugh. Another game I didn't see, but I'm glad I didn't. We listened to Bob Grove on the postgame report, and it didn't sound good. From reading the article in the Post-Gazette this morning it sounds even worse. Rico Fata said something along the lines of "We didn't match their work ethic". That's a really poor statement (though honest). The Pens have talent, there's no doubt. They probably have more talent than the Rangers (or most teams, for that matter). If they're outworked by someone, it's a shame. We know they can beat the Rangers, as they proved last week. The Pens have to find the desire to win, show some pride and play each game like it's a playoff game.
By the way - how bad was the Whitney hit that he got a major and a game misconduct? Did he flip out on the refs or something?
Everything I've read and heard said the game could have been much worse if not for the play of Thibault. Anyone that saw the game care to comment on whether or not that's true?
Maybe they're just tired. Let's hope that's all it is. They play Monday and Wednesday, and then the schedule gets a little lighter, with games every third day for about a week or so, including a chance to finally play one of the teams that's worse than we've been - the Capitals.