Sunday, December 7, 2008

Pens Lose

I've come to the conclusion that if the Pens play before 7:08 things just don't turn out very well. The Pens just looked out of sink playing the Ottawa Senators yesterday.

The Penguins did not put together one solid period of hockey at all, The Offense was mediocre at best. They couldn't get anything going for most of the game. The did not register one even strength goal, Staal's goal came on the power play, and Malkins goal came while being short handed. The Defense was victim of the Sens getting a lot of good bounces that ended up in the Pens net. Sabourin played well enough for the Pens to win but he was was over comitting on a lot of shooters. The play in the middle of the 2nd when he went to the bench for some coffee and Max Talbot had to take the honors and Jason Spezza's wrap around goal we both the result of Sabourin over comitting.

The Pens were down by 2 going into the 3rd Period, and there wasn't a doubt in my mind that they would get the 2 goals to tie and send the game into to evertime, but to no avail this time. the Pens come up short in the 3rd. The Lone goal scorer in the 3rd period was Malkin on a short handed tally in the middle of the 3rd. A goal like that usually swing the momentum for the Penguins but not this time.

Some good things from the game were:
**Kris Letang had a good game, but you have to put that slap shot on net in the final seconds.
**Sabourin is ready for a break i think, maybe give Curry the start next game, or even better, Fleury will be ready to re-take the top spot.
**Crosby and Malkin own the top 2 spots in the Art Ross race and they both had at least one point yesterday.
**Eric Godard is a beast
**Who wouldn't want Anton Volchenkov in a Pens uniform, what a hockey player.
**Jarko Rutuu is trash, i would take Cooke anyday

The Pens played a lot of hockey last week, and they are dealing with a lot of injuries.

Next Game is Monday against the Sabres again.


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