Thursday, March 18, 2010

Penguins 3, Bruins 0

So what happened?
Fleury earned the team's first shutout of the season! Finally!

The Bruins simply didn't show up. There was the obligatory fight with Matt Cooke, and that seemed to be it for the B's. They only managed 17 shots on net. The best thing they earned tonight were the two Bronx Cheers in the third period when they finally managed a shot on net about 10 minutes in, despite being down 3-0.

The Bruins simply cannot generate much offense. Yes, they miss Savard, but remember, this team was not lighting it up with Savard in the lineup.

The Pens took advantage of a few bad decisions by Rask to take a lead they never relinquished.

Who scored?
Kennedy (10), Ponikarovsky (21), Rupp (13)

Any surprises?
I was surprised that whatever morons decided to award a star to Shawn Thornton (for fighting Matt Cooke) didn't give him the first star (he was given the third star).

Any change in the standings?
The Devils just lost in a shootout, so the Pens have pulled ahead again.
Division: 1st (one point ahead of New Jersey)
Conference: 2nd (one point ahead of New Jersey)
League: TBD

Who's next?
A quick day off tomorrow and then back in action at the Igloo against the Hurricanes on Saturday afternoon.

  • Doesn't Sobotka remind you of Scottie Upshall?
  • Rask looked solid in net, but he made a few Fleury-like mistakes by going down too early on the Kennedy goal and being off his angle for the Rupp goal. It was so nice to see the other team get burned by those for once.
  • The secondary scoring has really stepped up. Sid didn't need to carry the team tonight.

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