Monday, March 2, 2009

We're in the Playoffs Now

The Pens started a long road trip off the way a team fighting for a playoff spot should. Downing the Chicago Blackhawks on friday and destroying the struggling Dallas stars on sunday afternoon. A few things that jump out about the weekend games, the Pens are starting to get some of the lucky bounces that have seemed to go the other way the entire season, The arrival of Kunitz seemed to add the right spark for Jordan Staal to get going, or is Staal stepping it up because he is afraid he's on the Trading block. It wouldn't surprise me one bit if Shero has him on the short list of tradable assets.
Another big thing is Maf is starting to regain his early season form. He gave up 4 against the Blackhawks but he was simply brilliant in the 3rd period ensuring a Pens win. It seems every seasson the Maf has a stretch of games where all the fans are calling for his head, but he gets out of the rut and proves his worth down the stretch.
Malkin, what can i say about him, he has been the show stopper all season and i don;t see it stopping anytime soon.
Right now the Pens sit in the 8th spot in the east so the playoff race is far from over but if they are close they finish the season off with a home stand that will keep them in of put them over the edge depending on how this road trip continues. The trade deadline is upon us and who knows what Mr. Shero has in store for the current Pens roster, i can see a few players heading out and I have a few player i hope we can get.

Go Pens

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