Monday, March 20, 2006

Maple Leafs 1, Penguins 0

One penalty shot. That was the difference in this game. Kilger goes short (stick) side on Fleury and beats him. You can't really fault Fleury for that one, but it sure would have been nice if he could stop it. Both goalies were great, making several huge saves and making them look easy.

Of course, there were several other weird occurances that made this game special. The Penguins missed taking a one goal lead after one period by about two tenths of a second when the period expired before the puck slipped under the goalie's pad and into the net.

Then there were the two power outages, which helped the Penguins kill off a five minute major taken by Eric Cairns. That was bizarre. Of course, the lovely Pittsburgh fans, who "wanted to beat the traffic" headed for the exits during the second power outage, which left only a large contingent of Toronto fans in the building. Sucks when you have to listen on TV to chants for the other team in your home arena.

Ryan Whitney was hurt and didn't play. No word on how serious his injury is. It's evidentally a strain in the neck area. Eric Cairns replaced him and took the major penalty, earning a game misconduct as well. This had the Pens playing with five D, which can't have helped their efforts to get a goal late.

Next up is a game on Tuesday at Ottawa. Should be loads of fun.

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