Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Lightning 5, Penguins 3

So what happened?
Bad turnovers and sloppy play haunted the Penguins after they had built a 3-1 lead in the first period. They were outworked by the Bolts and individually out-hustled by Martin St. Louis in the third period. Fleury wasn't bad, but he wasn't good either. His defense certainly didn't help him out.

Who scored?
Hall (1), Cooke (2), Dupuis (2)

The Good?
  • Two short handed goal on the same PK in the first.
  • Fleury stopped a Sean Bergenheim breakaway and the subsequent penalty shot.
  • Craig Adams tied a career high with three points. He also eclipsed his season goal total from last year when he scored in the first.
The Bad?
  • The power play looked good, but they REALLY needed to come up with a goal tonight. They finished up 0-5.
  • Fleury allowed a few that really should not have gone in.
  • Does it seem like Orpik doesn't have his legs back yet?
  • Jeers to the Lightning media for not giving Craig Adams the third star. He deserved it.
Anything Ugly?
  • Taking seven minor penalties is ugly. Combine that with numerous turnovers and sloppy play in general and you have an undisciplined mess. Some of that had to be due to the 1-3-1 defense, but not all.
    Any surprises?
    • If you had told me that Stamkos wouldn't score a goal and the Pens would chase Smith, but still lose, I may have thought you were crazy.
    What's their record now? Any important move in the standings?
    The Pens are now 5-4-1. They are still alone in first place in the division but everyone else is catching up.

    Who's next?
    Forget about sunny Florida - it's back to the Burgh for Philly on Friday.

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