Sunday, April 16, 2006

Islanders 5, Penguins 4 (OT - SO)

Yes, I'm a slug. This review is late, and I didn't see any of the game. We went out to dinner last night with some family (never turn down a free meal, eh?)

Anyway, there are two main points to talk about:

First, Sidney Crosby was held without a point. He now needs three points in the final two games. The first game is Monday night against the Islanders, who just stone-walled him. The second game is in Toronto. I think it would be wonderfully appropriate for Sid to cross the 100 point plateau right in the heart of hockey for Canada, just as a way to stick it to them for not putting him on the Olympic team. Let's hope he can pull it off.

Second, and perhaps more troubling, the Pens are now tied with the Blues for the bottom spot in the league. The first tiebreaker, I believe, is wins. The teams are tied. The second is goal differential, which is where the Blues take the pathetic cake over the Pens - they're currently a -94, compared to the Pens -75. What the Pens really need is a win by the Blues, or a game going to OT at the very least. The last game for the Blues is Tuesday night at Chicago.

1 comment:

Will said...

The game was kinda weird to watch. Neither team seemed like they wanted to take control. The first period was all penalties. Crosby seemed off his game, or the Islanders just had a good plan to keep him tied up. It was good to see the rest of the team putting up some points. Crosby is going to have off nights and guys like LeClair, Gonchar, and Malone need to step it up when that happens. The shootout was cool because there were lots o goals, I think it went 6 rounds.