Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Penguins 3, Lightning 2 (2 OT)

So what happened?
I only have one thing to say about this terrific game, from my preview earlier today:
I'm looking for a goal from James Neal and a Penguins victory.
That sound you hear is The Wife reminding me that a blind squirrel sometimes finds a nut.

Pens win in double overtime!!

Who scored?
Kennedy (2), Asham (3), Neal (1)

The Good?
  • Finally a goal by Neal, and it was a big one.
  • The Pens dominated everywhere but the scoreboard, where things were a bit tighter.
  • A power play goal! Wow!
  • Great PK by the Pens at the end of the first OT.
  • The big 4 defense for the Pens, all with more than 30 minutes of ice time. Brooks Orpik had over 40.
  • Martin St. Louis... there just aren't enough superlatives to describe how he keeps on going.
The Bad?
  • Relinquishing a two goal lead for the second straight game isn't a good thing, but the only result that matters is the final score.
The Ugly?
  • Is there anything ugly when you win like this? I don't know that there is...
Any Surprises?
  • I was seriously surprised by the shooting margin. The Pens are not offensive juggernauts.
What's the series at now?
The Pens have the lead in the series, 3-1.

When is the next game?
A chance to finish them off on Saturday. Early start - 12:00.

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