Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Devils 5, Penguins 2

So what happened?
If you know anything about the Devils and Pens this year, then you can imagine how this one went.

Yeah, it was that bad.

For me, it was over with two horrible line changes in the first period that led directly to two New Jersey goals. In each case, the last man back coughed up the puck as the rest of the folks were changing. It was a shame too, because the Pens played a good first period.

On one hand, it doesn't worry me much because you figure they won't do that in the playoffs. On the other hand, if they can't stop the mental mistakes when playing in a high-pressure game, then when will they be able to stop?

Who scored?
Kunitz (11), Fedotenko (10)

Any surprises?
Rod Pelley doing the unthinkable and taking a really stupid major penalty with less than 7 minutes left in the game. Devils don't usually do that. Of course, the Pens couldn't capitalize.

Any change in the standings?
This was a HUGE missed chance. The Devils are back in the drivers seat for the coveted #2 seed.
Division: 1st (tied with New Jersey)
Conference: 2nd (tied with New Jersey)
League: 6th (tied with New Jersey)

Who's next?
Fight Night in Beantown tomorrow night.

  • I'd say the Pens missed Geno, but they doubled their previous high in goal scoring against Brodeur.
  • Speaking of Brodeur, he certainly was beatable tonight. The Pens just couldn't get to the rebounds. They also made dumb mistakes that let the Devils take the lead and sit back in their trap.

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