Friday, October 16, 2009

Perfect Road trip?

The Pens went 5-0 on the road for the first time in team history by defeating the Carolin Hurricanes 3-2 after a 12 shooter shootout. Just because the Pens won every game mean it was a perfect road trip. I would hardly call giving up a 2 goal lead in the third period Perfect, but we still got the win. The most impressive about the road trip is the way Mike Rupp made Cam Ward look like a rookie. Same Jersey, same move, but that's not Petr Sykora, What a move.

Ward did get some redemption when he completly robbed Bill Guerin at the door step. to keep the Canes in it. Another Robbery happens against Malkin in over time.

(it really doesn't get any better than that)

The Pens will be returning home to take on the Tampa Bay Lightning Saturday night. I don't have a good feeling about this one and I have one reason why:

This will be the first of I think 12 times the Pens will be in the Blue jerseys this season. They weren't very good to us last season, I hope the JuJu will be better this time.

Other than that The Tampa Bay Lightning are coming off a severe ass beating at the hands of the Ottawa Senators Last night to the tune of 7-1, Giving up to shortys in the process. Ex-penguin and former fan favorite Ryan Malone got the only goal for the Lightning. Speaking of Ryan Malone, he is off to s strong start this season, Something like 6 goals already and one hat trick. I don't even think its a contract year. That's the only time he decided to do anything when he was with the Pens. He left on a good note, that's why everyone misses him. Jagr did more for the Pens in his Rookie year than Malone ever did But the whole "dying alive" comment pissed everyone off.

The Lightning do have a roster full of offensive talent starting with Captain Vinny Lecavalier. He's afraid of the defensive zone for sure, but he can fill the net. Marty St. Louis just a shell of what he used to be. Steven Stamkos is getting better every game in his 2nd season, alex Tanguay is off to a slow start but he can score goals at a consistent pace usually.

The lightning defense.....not so much. Last year the traded or released all the defense they had.

One Person that i always like to bring up, ex Flyer Steve Downie is on the Tampa Bay Roster. The guy who had a big hand in helping the Pens in the playoffs 2 seasons ago.

(he just walks away)

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