Thursday, May 06, 2010

Canadiens 3, Penguins 2

So what happened?
The explanation is very simple. The Pens had all the momentum in the world in the first period and had several golden chances to build a big lead on Halak and the Habs. They were only able to get out of the first with a 2-1 lead (it could easily have been 4-1). The Habs got a few bounces in the third, most notably on the game winner, which deflected off of Letang's skate, and pulled out the win.

It was a classic playoff game, and one that you hate watch your team lose.

Who scored?
Talbot (2), Kunitz (3)

Any surprises?
The Pens were unable to withstand the charge that came in the third period. After allowing just 9 shots in the first two period combined, the Habs threw 16 at Fleury in the third. Not good enough.

Where do we go from here?
It's a best of three, with two of the games being in Pittsburgh. I like the Pens' chances.

  • Seriously, Montreal fans, you're embarrassing yourselves. It's really ironic that a Montreal reporter would publish a story calling Sid a "whiner" when the arena is full of thousands and thousands of them.
  • Since we're being cheerful, Versus was poor tonight too. No replays of key moments, including Geno's breakaway late in the third.
  • I still like what the Pens are doing, and I still think their chances are good. Cut down on the mental mistakes (helloooo Flower) and they'll be okay.


Anonymous said...

The great thing about the internet is anybody can put up a blog and have absolutely no clue what they're talking about.

Anonymous said...


Jaroslav Halak - he'll bring Stanley back!!!