Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Bruins 3, Penguins 0

So what happened?
The Pens played a good game tonight. The effort level was there. The results were not. Crosby and Staal fired wide on good scoring chances and one bounce towards the Bruins net just didn't go in for the Pens. Tim Thomas won this game for the Bruins. Marc Andre needs to do that for the Pens right now, because their offense just isn't there.

Who scored?
Nobody... again.

Any surprises?
Staal on the first line looked pretty good. That was the best line for the Pens as far as generating pressure in the offensive zone goes.

Any change in the standings?
Remains to be seen at the conclusion of tonight's games.

Who's next?
Back home (finally) to play more "Break the Trap" hockey against the Devils.

  • Orpik was hurt tonight. He left early in the first period after being shoved into the boards. The Pens cannot afford more injuries.
  • Am I the only one that hears "Ballroom Blitz" in my head every time the announcer said "Byron Bitz"?
  • As bad as things seem right now, it's not the end of the world. It's just the regular season and it's just a slump. Things will get better.
  • Two shots in the first period doesn't cut it. The Pens seemed to think so too, because they had 25 over the final two.

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