Friday, November 26, 2010

Penguins 2, Senators 1

So what happened?
Who saw this coming? The Pens and Sens combined for 84 shots (44 by the Pens) and the goaltenders stood up to the challenge. The Pens prevailed on the strength of two power play goals.

Who scored?
Malkin (8), Goligoski (5)

The Good?
  • Two goals on the power play is a big plus.
  • Flower was terrific. He was in good position and made a few ten-bell saves.
  • The effort level the Pens showed when the Sens were desperately trying to tie the game was excellent. In other games recently, they seemed to not rise to the challenge. Today was a completely different story.
  • Geno was 5-2 on faceoffs.
The Bad?
  • Asham and Rupp played about 6 minutes each, including just one shift in the third period. You'd like to get at least three shifts out of those guys to help keep the top guys a bit more fresh.
  • The Pens allowed 21 shots in the first period.
The Ugly?
  • Nothing really. This was a pretty exciting hockey game to watch.
Any Surprises?
  • All the offense was very surprising.
What's their record now? Any important move in the standings?
The Pens are now 13-8-2.

Who's next?
A very short break until they play the Flames tomorrow afternoon at 1:00.

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