Friday, December 04, 2009

Penguins 4, Avalanche 1

So what happened?
Two more goals were scored with an empty net in an Avalanche game, but this time they weren't scored by the Avs. The Pens used a power play goal to gain the lead and then put it away when Budaj vacated the net. Don't look now, but Sid has 19 goals on the season and the power play was able to get a huge goal.

Who scored?
Crosby (18,19), Guerin (7), Staal (7)

Any surprises?
The Pens held the Avalanche to just 16 shots, but that's not the surprise. The surprise is that it wasn't their best total of the season. The best was 15 shots allowed in a 2-1 loss to Minnesota.

Any change in the standings?
No, but the Pens are pulling further ahead of Jersey in the division.
Division: 1st (5 points ahead of New Jersey)
Conference: 1st (tied with Washington)
League: 2nd (3 points behind San Jose)

Who's next?
Hossa (and Toews and Kane) visit the Igloo for a big Saturday night game.

  • Budaj was pretty good last night.
  • The power play scored when it mattered. That's huge.
  • Out shooting the Avalanche 15-1 in the third was also huge.


Anonymous said...

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Lets Go Pens!

Jay said...

Sid's out with a groin injury tonight?

Jay said...

Sid's out with a groin injury tonight?