Sunday, February 07, 2010

Capitals 5, Penguins 4 (OT)

So what happened?
Context is everything. If you asked prior to the game if getting a point out of Washington was a good outcome, I would have agreed, based on all of the things the Pens had going against them. After watching the game, however, it feels much less satisfying.

There is no way the Pens should lead 4-1 and lose this game.

Who scored?

Crosby (38,39), Staal (15,16)

Any surprises?
I thought the Pens could have done a better job of rolling the lines, especially while they had a lead for most of the first 50 minutes of the game.

Any change in the standings?
Two losses this weekend didn't help matters.
Division: 2nd (two points behind New Jersey)
Conference: 3rd (two points behind New Jersey)
League: 7th (tied with Vancouver)

Who's next?
A few days off, followed by a home date with the Isles on Wednesday.

  • This was a great game to watch - the intensity and effort were there.
  • Fleury wasn't at his best, but the Pens have to start taking the man, not playing the puck, in the defensive end. Two Washington goals today were the direct result of the D trying to play the puck.

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