It was an improved effort. It was an improved comeback. It wasn't an improved result.
The Penguins seemed to regain some of the resiliency they had earlier in the season in coming back from deficits against a team that is used to protecting them.
There were a lot of positives that could be taken from this game. Fleury was good, the effort was there, the line of Hussey, Surovy and Malone generated some offense (or at least possessed the puck)... but I'm not interested in talking about positives. The only positive that matters right now is a win. This team doesn't need any more moral victories. Yes, it is good that they got a point, but they need two points every game for several games in a row.
There were some interesting changes. Crosby was playing on the penalty kill. Christensen received extensive time on the power play. Ouellet played a big role on the power play AND on the penalty kill. Jackman was a healthy scratch. Boguniecki was also a scratch - that was a bit of a surprise.
Other changes include the activation of Andre Roy and Ryan VandenBussche clearing waivers and being sent to Wilkes-Barre. Roy received less than 5 minutes of ice time.
It will be interesting to read what Therrien had to say about the game. It will be even more interesting to see if he institutes any changes for tomorrow night. The man isn't used to losing this season.
I have a feeling we might see Thibault in net tomorrow, given that the game is less than 24 hours away. Let's hope the team keeps up the solid effort and this time has something to show for it.