So what happened?
I missed this game, so this is the purely statistical review.
Looks like the Pens got behind the eight ball early (they were out shot 27-17 through the first two periods) and were almost finished off early in the third when the Leafs scored twice just 19 seconds apart to take a 4-1 lead.
The Pens roared back with three unanswered goals, the last on a deflection by Malkin with just 7 seconds remaining in regulation.
The game went to a shootout, where per recent trends, Geno was the deciding factor. He notched the only shootout goal, giving the Pens the two points.
Flower was the #1 star, so I'm guessing he held the fort and gave the Pens a chance to tie the game. Any time you face 14 shots in a period and don't allow anything (as he did in the first), you're doing something right.
Cooke (8), Sullivan (10), Vitale (3), Malkin (27)
- A nice comeback at home.
- Geno and Flower in the shootout.
- Getting down 2-0 and then 4-1.
- Getting out shot 14-6 in the first period. A bit rusty, maybe? Not quite ready for the start of the game?
What's their record now?
The Pens are 29-17-4.
A quick trip to Toronto for the second half of the back-to-back tomorrow night.