Monday, November 05, 2007

Penguins 5, Devils 0

The Pens did what was routine, for them, and jumped out to a 2-0 lead after one period. This time, though, before you could say "Avalanche", the Pens did something unusual; they scored a third goal. They didn't stop there - they added two more, chasing Brodeur in the process.

It was a convincing win in every aspect and it was really encouraging to see the Pens put together a total effort. Consider the following:
  • In the second period, when the Pens have started to falter recently, they out shot the Devils 10-3
  • The Pens held to Devils to just 20 shots, reversing a recent trend.
  • The Pens took fewer penalties than the Devils, who are notoriously stingy in that department.
  • The Pens scored a power play goal for the 14th straight game.
  • Sabourin earned a shutout, making the saves he needed to make.
Other fun facts:
  • David Clarkson has a REALLY bad night - he was a -3 and was the recipient of 3 minor penalties.
  • Eric Christensen scored and played a healthy 14:23 of ice time
  • Crosby and Malkin both got a bit of rest, playing just 16 and 15 minutes respectively.
Great game. Great win.

Next up: a quick stop at home against the much-improved Flyers on Wednesday

1 comment:

Will said...

Nice to see the Pens catch the Devil's on a bad night. Big game on Wednesday... you know the Flyer's are going to be looking for blood after last years goose egg against the Pens. Should be fun to watch!