Sunday, October 10, 2010

Canadiens 3, Penguins 2

So what happened?
A very similar game to the opener in that the Pens were facing a goalie that was playing well and were having trouble scoring. The only difference is that with just over two minutes remaining in the game, the Pens were in a position to win this one, 2-1. That's when a Josh Gorges shot deflected off of several players, resulting in the tying goal (awarded to Cammalleri) and then just 26 second later, Fleury allowed a really bad goal to Gomez to surrender the lead. The Pens didn't have any great chances after that.

Who scored?
Malkin (1), Letestu (1)

Any surprises?
The power play was 0-6. The Malkin goal was just as the power play expired, so maybe that's a good sign. The fact that they've been unable to throw the puck on net and crash with authority on the power play isn't a good sign.

Any change in the standings?
We can safely say the Penguins are still tied for last in the NHL right now (that might be a bit fatalistic...)

Who's next?
Off to New Jersey on Monday at 4:00.

  • The play was good for most of the night, but 58 minutes won't get it done.
  • Your even-strength ice time leader? Paul Martin. Second place? Kris Letang.
  • I'm hoping that third goal was the worst that Flower allows all year.
  • The next time Steigy and Errey start talking about "Where is [insert opposing star]? I haven't seen him this whole third period!", someone bust down the door to the broadcasting booth and get them off of the air. In case you weren't watching, they were calling out Scotty Gomez about a minute before he scored the game winner.

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