Great game. Pens up 1-0 and Souray decides to get even for Colby's hit on Koivu. He gets about two years of penalty time (good for him) and the Pens score to go up 2-0. No problem, right? Wrong. The Habs score a shortie (the first of two on the night) and the game starts to go back and forth.
In the third, the Pens took another seemingly commanding lead at 4-2. However, the most dangerous thing in hockey is the two-goal lead, right? The Canadiens scored to make it 4-3 and then tied the game with less than three minutes to go. Kind of disconcerting that the Pens would let the Habs back into the game like that.
In OT, Gonchar takes a hooking penalty and Fleury stands up and says "Not in my house!" He dominates the remainder of the overtime, keeping the Pens in the game.
In the shootout, Christensen scores (he's our most reliable shooter lately), but so does Kovie. Crosby misses, but so does Higgins. Malkin scores and Fleury stops Plekanec to seal the victory for the Pens.
Even with the Pens recent hot streak, they're only in a three way tie for the last playoff spot in the East. They're only two points ahead of the Leafs and the Rangers and Isles are within 4 points. The Pens need to keep winning. This weekend will be a great chance to prove what they have.
Next up: vs Washington at the Igloo on Saturday. It's an early one - 1:00!