Sunday, October 05, 2008

Senators 3, Penguins 1

At least they spoiled the shutout.

First off, a quick note to Versus:

Dear Versus,

You Suck.

Your announcers all seem to have variations on how to pronounce names. Whoever runs the score display can't ever get the power play information onto the screen until there are at least 30 seconds gone in the power play.


Igloo Dreams

Back to the game recap, already in progress:

The Pens had a few chances early in the game, but couldn't beat Auld.

Goddard too another dumb penalty (he was the recipient of four minutes) that led directly to the first goal for Ottawa while on the power play. Another power play goal in the third pretty much put the game away.

The Pens were completely ineffectual in special teams situations. They allowed two power play goals against, while not being able to get one of their own until there was literally one second left in the game. That will give them something to work on once they get back to the states.

The new Pens haven't contributed much. You did notice Cooke a bit more today, as he got his physical game going more than Saturday. Satan and Fedotenko? Not so much... Don't even talk about Goddard yet. He didn't see the ice after his penalty in the second period.

The Pens will have some work to do before their next game.

Next up: The first of four straight games at the Igloo on Saturday night against the Devils.

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