Saturday, January 21, 2006

Flyers 2, Penguins 1

I didn't get to see any of this game, but from what I can gather, it would seem to be more of the same stuff. The Pens got down early, played well enough, outshot the Flyers but couldn't put the puck into the net. Fleury played well, and the team did everything but score. The took too many penalties again and it cost them (especially in the third), as both Flyer goals were on the power play.

A few notes from the stats -
  • Why not play Koltsov on the penalty kill? Give Recchi a break and let Koltsov have his minutes on the PK. Maybe Konstantin isn't physical enough... and we know his hands aren't that great, but I'd like to see some extra depth developed for the PK, and let Recchi save his legs for when it might matter (like next year).
  • Brooks Orpik led all players with nine hits. Want to guess who was second? Tomas Surovy.
  • Sidney Crosby had a great night on faceoffs, winning 13 out of 20.
  • Eric Cairns had as many penalty minutes as he did minutes played (5).
Next up for the Pens is a game Monday night in Philadelphia. I don't see things getting much better...

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