Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Oilers 3, Penguins 1

So, I'm at the point where I guess it's time to just accept that the Pens aren't going to be able to get over the hump. I missed the first two periods tonight (though it seems I didn't miss much), and the Pens looked great in the third. They were working hard, possessing the puck and hitting. They didn't have much success shooting against a really stingy Oilers defense, but they had their chances, which is all you can ask for. Unfortunately, they still were outscored in the period 2-1.

The last goal was especially painful, as the Pens were on the PK and Gonchar chose to pinch out near the red line. He wasn't successful, and the Oilers had a two on one. Can't expect Fleury to stop all of those.

That seems to be the dilema of the Pens lately - they look good most of the time. They put in a great effort pretty consistently. It hasn't paid off.

Tomorrow night against Columbus.

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