Friday, April 16, 2010

Penguins 2, Senators 1

So what happened?
Letang got a shot on net.

Really, it's as simple as that.

With about four minutes left in the third in a 1-1 game, Crosby was dancing with the puck beneath the goal line, and the Sens slowly started to sag towards the net. After going back and forth three or four times, Sid got the puck out to Letang at the point at the same time as Bill Guerin (doing his best grazing cow impression) wandered in front of Elliot. The Ottawa goaltender never saw the shot, and Letang didn't miss.

It didn't start out quite as nicely, with the Sens scoring just 18 seconds into the game on a great shot by Regin over the glove hand of Fleury. The good news is that they kept trying to pick on Flower over the glove hand, but kept missing the net.

Sid tied the score at 1-1 on a rebound of a Kunitz shot up high on Elliot.

Who scored?
Crosby (1), Letang (1)

Any surprises?
You knew the Pens were going to come out with some motivation, but 52 hits? Wow! Every single player on the bench for the Pens tonight was credited with a hit.

Where do we go from here?
The Pens will get a chance to prove they turned the tide in Ottawa on Sunday.

  • Personally, I couldn't be happier for Kris Letang. It seems like he misses the net constantly, so for him to score when this much is on the line is tremendous.
  • Elliot wasn't as shaky tonight, though he did bobble the Kunitz shot up high, which allowed Sid to score.
  • Flower was great tonight, keeping the Pens in the game by making the saves he should make.
  • Hopefully Leopold is okay (he was crushed by a hit from Sutton). If not, we'll see McKee on Sunday.

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