Sunday, January 31, 2010

Penguins 2, Red Wings 1 (OT - SO - 2-0)

So what happened?
A playoff game to close out the month of January and the intensity level picked up several notches today at the Igloo. The good news for the home crowd is that the Pens had the better chances and emerged with the two points. The Wings brought it in the third period, but the Pens stood up to the rally and were able to win in the shootout, where they've been unbeatable this year.

Who scored?

Crosby (34)

Any surprises?
The intensity and excellent puck possession were there, after being largely missing for several months.

Any change in the standings?
Jersey just lost, and they now have only two games-in-hand on the Pens.
Division: 2nd (three points behind New Jersey)
Conference: 4th (two points behind Buffalo)
League: 7th (one point behind Vancouver, tied with Los Angeles and Phoenix)

Who's next?
What's with the Sunday / Monday games? The Pens play the team just ahead of them in the conference when the Sabres come calling tomorrow night.

  • Good game from Fleury. I really thought he might finally get the shut out, but this one played out like Game 7 did, with the long shot beating him.
  • Nice to see the full compliment of blue-liners out there. It'll be even nicer to see the forwards get everyone back, hopefully after the Olympics.

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