Sunday, January 17, 2010

Canucks 6, Penguins 2

So what happened?
The Hockey Gods looked down on the Penguins tonight and boomed "THOU SHALL NOT WIN!" Seriously, that's the only explanation I have for all of the really weird bounces that went against the Pens early while this game was still in doubt. The shot that banked in off of Curry, the bouncing puck that Gonchar couldn't corral that led to Burrow's breakaway goal and the bouncing puck that scored the third goal... all of them were really unusual. It just wasn't the Pens' night.

Who scored?
Malkin (14), Cooke (10)

Any surprises?
Did anyone think that Pechursky would get into this game? He didn't do too badly either, and the Vancouver media named him the third star.

Any change in the standings?
There sure wasn't any gain. I don't have the energy to check to see if they've fallen right now.

Who's next?
Back home, finally, to face the Isles on Tuesday. With the Caps coming in on Thursday, it could be a huge trap game.

  • Curry was decent, but was completely unnerved by a few bad bounces. I think he could be a good backup in the future.
  • Matt Cooke scores on his return to Vancouver. Very nice.
  • Geno also scored, finally. Hopefully this will lead to bigger and better things for him.

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