Monday, January 25, 2010

Penguins 4, Rangers 2

So what happened?
The Pens showed the same quick response to adversity as they flashed earlier in the season in the third period, and it led directly to two points. The Rangers took the lead 2-1 on Anisimov's second goal of the night about midway through the third period.

I have to admit, I started fearing the worst at that point.

I didn't worry long, as Geno drew a penalty with a strong move to the net and then blasted the puck past Lundqvist on the ensuing power play. Shortly after that, Chris Connor scored on a rebound of a Crosby shot to give the Pens the lead for good.

The entire sequence took about 90 seconds.

Great road win for the Pens, who look to be getting themselves back on track a little bit at a time.

Who scored?
Connor (1,2), Malkin (18), Dupuis (12)

Any surprises?
Chris Connor found a way to bury two pucks. That was a nice surprise and a huge boost to the Pens.

Any change in the standings?
Well, Buffalo has yet to play in Vancouver tonight, but as things stand right now...
Division: 2nd (two points behind New Jersey)
Conference: 3rd (tied with Buffalo, two points behind New Jersey)
League: 5th (tied with Buffalo)

Who's next?
A few nights off before starting the last 8 games prior to the Olympics at home against the Sens on Thursday night.

  • Geno seems to be feeling it again. He was responsible for the Pens tying the score and had a good game.
  • Letang is showing some grit and not taking any crap right now. He seems to rise to the challenge physically when needed.
  • The injury bug is slowly creeping back in - the missing regulars tonight were Kunitz, Guerin, Talbot and Goligoski.

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