Quick review tonight -
The Pens were down, but kept coming back. They were down 2-1 after two periods and Gonchar nailed a short-handed goal to tie it at two. Zajac broke the tie and then Ouellet scored after a nice steal by Malkin with just 2:38 left in regulation.
In the shoot out, the Pens couldn't score, and Fleury wasn't perfect, allowing a goal to Elias. His move wasn't quite as unusual as the St Louis backhand, but going out way wide threw off Fleury enough to allow him to slip the puck past.
The Pens were badly out shot, 39-24, against a team that likes to sit back. That tells me that they weren't patient enough, and allowed the Devils to dictate the pace and style of play. They're going to have to learn from this and get better for the playoffs, especially if they face Jersey or Tampa Bay.
Disappointing tonight, but good to get a point.
Next up: at the Igloo against the Rangers on Saturday. Early start - 1:00.