Friday, January 16, 2009

It's Can't All Be Good

The Pessimist in you says that the Pens won only 3 of the last eleven games, the Optimist says the Pens won 2 of the last 3 games. I will take the latter. I don't want to get to far ahead of myself but a win on Sunday and the Pens will officially be on what is called a winning streak. A winning steak is something the Pens haven't seen in quite a while.

The Pens put in a solid effort to beat the Ducks tonight on home ice to take home there 3rd win in the last 11 games. Matt Cooke had the first to goals of the game and Hal Gill added a crucial insurance goal late in the 3rd to give the Pens a 2 goal lead. How good of a fit is Matt Cooke on the top line? It seems like the Matt Cooke style of play is perfect for that line. If Coach T can get everyone to buy into this system he implementing it could be the start of something good.

This season for everything good that pens accomplish it comes at a cost. Sidney Crosby, Max Talbot, Rob Scuderi, and Kris Letang all drop in the Capitals game, and now Brooks Orpik goes down in the Ducks game. But this could be just what the Doctor ordered for the Pens. go through a little adversity like this to regain the focus of a year ago.

Here's to the start of a winning streak.

GO Pens

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