The Pens played just well enough to win this one. That's what matters. 16 in a row with a point. That's fantastic.
Thibault made a few key saves at crucial times, was lucky at other crucial times, and generally didn't lose the game for the Pens. I think his nickname is going to change from T-Bo to T-Bound - he sure does give up a bunch of rebounds. Twice in the third the Caps hit the pipes, including on a penalty shot by Semin. Thibault was really badly faked out by Semin, but Semin seemed unaware of this and put way more on the shot than he needed to. He hit the crossbar squarely.
The Pens were the recipients of balanced play from all four lines once again. This time, the third line of Talbot, Armstrong and Christensen were able to convert what would eventually be the game winner.
The Pens kept the Caps in check most of the third period. They withstood a furious storm in the last 90 seconds to earn the two points.
Good game. Great win.
Next up: at Long Island tomorrow afternoon at 1:00.