Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Sabres 4, Penguins 1

I think the technical term for tonight's game would be "blech". There's really no other way to describe it.

The Pens were 0-8 on the power play. That explains everything you need to know about the game. The Pens were just pent up and frustrated all night long. You could tell they really missed Ryan Whitney on the power play. Whitney was out tonight with a sore groin. Recchi played the other point on the power play and it just wasn't the same.

There's really not much more to the game. Fleury kept the score from being worse than it was with several key saves. The score was 2-1 going into the third, so the Pens certainly had their chances.

The Pens should now regroup and get themselves ready for the playoffs. Their chances of catching Jersey or Ottawa are now slim, given that both Jersey and the Sens earned points tonight. Rest Whitney and anyone else that is ailing to make sure they're ready for the playoffs to being next week.

Next up: at Ottawa on Wednesday in a likely preview of the first round playoff match up

1 comment:

Will said...

I was really surprised to see Recchi out there on the blue line during the PP. I guess there's no one else Therrien trusted to play back there, but he looked out of place. I was happy they gave him that goal. I have a feeling we'll need Recchi to step up in the playoffs and not being on the longest goal drought of your career is probably a good thing. If I remember right, he had a good amount of points last year with Carolina on their run.