Thursday, March 04, 2010

Penguins 5, Rangers 4 (OT)

So what happened?
The Pens earned an exciting two points tonight, coming from behind to beat the Rangers. It was very satisfying to watch as a fan, after the Rangers spent the night taking the body every chance and King Henrik got into Sid's face to try to talk some smack.

The Pens just kept coming, and the Rangers had no answer. I think the Rangers should be embarrassed by their play in the latter half of the second period and the third period. They absolutely packed it in and were content to let the Pens come at them. The Pens outshot the Rangers 23-1 over the third period and the OT.

Great effort and tenacity by the Pens, who covered for Fleury. Flower hadn't played in 18 days, and it looked like it.

Who scored?
Kunitz (9), Staal (17, 18), Rupp (12), Goligoski (7)

Any surprises?
Not so much a surprise, but a welcome sight - the Pens power play is starting to look dominant. You almost expect them to score when they take the ice.

Any change in the standings?
Jersey didn't play tonight, and they have two games-in-hand, but the Pens are now back in first place!
Division: 1st (one point ahead of New Jersey)
Conference: 2nd (4 points ahead of Ottawa, 14 points behind Washington)
League: 4th (tied with Vancouver, Los Angeles)

Who's next?
The Stars visit the Igloo for a Saturday afternoon match.

  • Nice to see Christensen getting a chance to play some big minutes. I hope he does well (just not against the Pens).
  • The more I see of Jokinen, the less I like him.
  • I'm not sure which is more impressive - 55 shots for or 16 shots against.

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