Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Devils 1, Penguins 0

The score should really have read Brodeur 1, Pens 0. That's how the game went. The Devils helped with their system, but the star was absolutely Martin Brodeur.

Fleury was really good as well, keeping the Penguins in the game. The goal he allowed wasn't his fault - he was completely blinded and it was a good shot by Lagenbrunner.

There were a bunch of changes today, but I'd say it's safe to say we won't be seeing Nasreddine, Thorburn or Petrovicky much in the future.

The Pens had their chances tonight, including a power play for the last 1:30 during which they pulled Fleury. The just couldn't get the puck past Brodeur.

The Pens really played a good game. They weren't able to cash in. They're going to need more efforts like this if they hope to stay in the playoffs - their schedule is really tough in March. As much as it would seem amazing to say this before the season, missing the playoffs at this point would be a huge disappointment.

Next up: at the Rangers on Thursday - the first night of back-to-back road games.

3 comments:

Will said...

This is the first loss in a while where I really had nothing negative to say. The Pens outplayed the Devils all night but, like you mentioned Pat, Brodeur was unreal. Can't wait for Thursday's game to see how the new players look.

Pat said...

I'm with you - I think we'll see significant contributions from Laraque and Roberts - not sure what to expect from Kwiatkowski - the Pens already have seven D with the big club...

Teej said...

I was at the game... Brodeur is ridiculous. I should stop going to games - I've only been to three of them in the past two seasons, but they've lost all three.