Sunday, April 11, 2010

Thrashers 1, Penguins 0

So what happened?
The Pens simply couldn't score (they hit two posts). They were stoned by Hedberg, who always seems to play well against them. What is it about these former Penguins? Anyway, they did just about everything right with a good defensive effort and good offensive zone time. They out shot the Thrashers 33-22 overall, and won that battle in each period. The PK also killed off 7 chances for the Thrashers.

Despite losing the chance for the #2 seed, I feel pretty good about the way the Pens are playing right now. The goals will come.

Who scored?
No one.

Any surprises?
It was surprising to me that the Pens could go from scoring 7 in a game to getting shut out.

Any change in the standings?
Yep - Jersey won, so the Pens will finish 4th in the conference and play Ottawa in the first round.
Conference: 4th

Who's next?
A meaningless finale against the Islanders. Maybe Sid can get his 50th.

  • Not good by Geno in taking two minor penalties. The second one was particularly bad as it came with less than 4 minutes left in the game and while the Pens were surging.
  • HCDB really had to shorten the bench. Sid, Geno and Staal all played significant minutes.

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