Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Panthers 5, Penguins 2

I don't even feel like writing about this one - it was just that damn bad. Thibault kept the team in the game for awhile, but he couldn't stop Olli Jokinen from anywhere, especially on a slap shot. You have to think that Fleury would have been fast enough to rob Jokinen on his two slapper goals - I can't remember Fleury getting beat much on those.

The Pens were sluggish again. They're appearing on national television this Saturday afternoon in Philly. That would be really embarrassing if they were beat by the Flyers, especially now that Floppa is back playing.

The Pens need to get the ship righted, and do so in a hurry - these inconsistent efforts won't get them into the playoffs.

My oddity of the night - have you ever seen so many players tossed from the face off circle in one game? Especially the Panthers - Jokinen was tossed twice in the second period alone...

Next up: at Philadelphia on Saturday. I wouldn't want to be a Flightless Bird for the next two plus days... I get the feeling Therrien won't have nice things to say after tonight.


Will said...

Yeah, this was the worst game I have seen them play since that 5-2 or 5-1 loss to Carolina early in the season. I really sucks they got 1 point out of a possible 6 against teams below them in the division. I know they are still in reach but they need to stop hitting these 3 to 4 games skids or they might fall too far behind. Hopefully a couple days of ball buster practices will get them re-focused.

Teej said...

*sigh* another back-to-back 3-win, 3-loss stretch... they need to realize this pattern just doesn't work, this is the only thing they've been doing "consistently" lately!

Fauxrumors said...

1) definitly no way to say anything nice after a loss like that.
2) The key will to forget about it and move on. Nothing like playing the Flyers to turn things around. They are God-awful!

ees said...

ya, there were a lot of people kicked out of the face off. i thought I was going crazy. i'm glad i wasn't the only one how noticed.
& the pens really need to buckle down to make the play-offs