Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Lightning 3, Penguins 2

Ok, I'm really sick of watching Tampa Bay play. This one was close to another snooze fest, and it didn't help that the lighting in the building was dark, or at least the television feed was dark.

The difference in the game was a non-call. Martin St Louis hooked Gonchar, stripped him of the puck in the offensive zone, and passed to Karlsson who was all alone in front of the net. It was a fairly blatant non-call and directly led to the third goal for the Bolts.

Having said that, Holmqvist was just sick tonight. He made just about every save imaginable on the Pens in the third period, when they had several excellent scoring chances against him. There was just no good way to beat him. The Pens did get one late in the third to make the game interesting (Army basically deflected the puck in off of his body somehow), but Holmqvist stoned them consistently.

Crosby had a great goal early in the game, but both Vinny and Marty scored for the Bolts.

I'm really starting to hate watching the Pens play them.

Next up: at Florida tomorrow night... let's hope the ice is better

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