Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Penguins 2, Canadiens 0

So what happened?
The Pens withstood the storm in the first period, when they only managed three shots on net. The Habs had their best period of hockey so far this series. Unfortunately for them, they didn't have anything to show for it.

The Pens came out in the second period as a different team. They carried the play and dominated. It paid off at the end of the period when Sid, Dupuis and someone else (I can't remember - Kunitz?) had an extended shift in the offensive zone, culminating in Gill taking a penalty.

The Pens used the ensuing power play (most of which carried over to the third period) to take a 1-0 lead on Geno's blast on the short side past Halak.

The Habs had two or three golden chances throughout the third, but Flower was at his best and shut them down at every turn.

Dupuis added the empty net goal to seal things.

Great win, and great playoff hockey.

Who scored?
Malkin (5), Dupuis (2)

Any surprises?
Fleury outplayed Halak. What a pleasent surprise.

Where do we go from here?
The Pens can't shut the lights out, but they can dim them quite a bit on Thursday in Montreal.

  • Do the Habs have the world's most annoying fans? I know that's almost cliche at this point, but sometimes enthusiasm can go a bit over the top. The best comparison I can come up with is that Heineken commercial with the guys screaming about the beer room.
  • Great job by HCDB to roll the lines.
  • Letestu was solid at the third line center. I'd expect that we'll see him in that role again. Not sure what they'll do when Guerin comes back... do you want Fedotenko on the fourth line or Letestu on the third?

No comments: