Sunday, April 11, 2010

Penguins 6, Islanders 5 (OT)

So what happened?
Wow - what didn't happen? Sid had points on the first five goals for the Pens and entered the third period needing three points to catch Sedin for the Art Ross. The Pens also held a three goal lead. I can't have been the only one thinking "let the Isles make it interesting so Sid keeps pushing." Of course, I wasn't expecting the Pens to give up that three goal lead in the third (two of them on crazy deflection shots) and take the game to OT.

Once they hit OT, it didn't really matter what the outcome was, because the game result was meaningless. Having said that, it was nice to get the W.

Sid did earn a share of the Rocket Richard trophy by tying Stamkos with 51 goals on the season. I'm glad to see Sid earn that. I'm even happier that he didn't have to share it with Ovechkin.

What exactly was Geno doing with three minor penalties?

Who scored?
Malkin (27,28), Godard (1), Crosby (50,51), Leopold (11)

Any surprises?
Godard scored!!! If Craig Adams had put one in too, I'd be checking for the impending Apocalypse.

Any change in the standings?
Conference: 4th

Who's next?
The Sens, hopefully without the gladiator walking through their locker room as part of their intro.

  • I see Leopold and still think back to Scuderi. Jordan brings more offense without sacrificing too much in the way of defense (Leopold was a minus player in just three games after joining the Pens).
  • Nice to see Tangradi. In our completely-too-short-to-make-any-meaningful-judgement observation, he looks like a 50 goal scorer.
  • Hopefully Geno has the PIM out of his system. He can't put the Pens short handed (and take himself out of the game) in the playoffs.

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