- No production on the power play. The Pens needed to throw a different look at the Canes, as noted by Steigy at the end of the broadcast. They kept the same five guys on for the majority of their seven opportunities. Roberts and Laraque both logged a little bit, but for the most part it was Malkin, Crosby, Recchi, Gonchar and Whitney. I kept waiting for the second unit with Christensen and Ouellet, or for Staal to get out there with the top unit to stand in front, but it never happened.
- Thibault. He WAY overplayed a shot in the first and barely got back to stop a shot by Brind'Amour. Then, just a little bit later, he did exactly the same thing and couldn't get back to stop the shot into the empty net by Scott Walker. Then, in the third, he didn't freeze a puck that everyone watching (including Errey) knew he should have frozen, as the guys on the ice were already tired. That led directly to the decisive goal by the Canes.
Disappointing to lose one like this, but the team is obviously competitive in these games. They're just a good bounce or two away from winning.
Next up: at home for the finale against Philly on Sunday. It's a chance to go 8-0 against the Flyers!