Tuesday, November 10, 2009

The West Is Done

The Pens left the west coast licking their wounds. The West coast trip came to a bitter end In a 5-0 shutout to the San Jose Sharks. You could tell this wasn't a playoff game.....The Sharks won.

The only thing that really came out of it was another injury to deal with. Kris Letang will miss 2 weeks due to a shoulder contusion. The news just keeps getting worse for the Pens. The Maf that started this season is not the Maf that is playing right now. Pulled after only 22 minutes against San Jose is not something we have come to except from Fleury, but its one game. Every team needs a game like that to get their heads on straight. With that said the next few weeks may be a rough stretch, atleast until we get some players back from injury.

The Pens arrive back in the East tonight to take on the Boston Bruins. This will be the first meeting with the bruins this season. I really thought the Pens were going to meet Boston last season in the Playoffs but choke was on. Carolina beat them in 7 and we all know what happened to Carolina. One thing on the Pens side tonight is they haven't lost 3 in a row under coach Dan Bylsma, but until the Sharks game they haven't lost 2 in row so you can throw that out the window. It seems the Bruins suck right now also, they scored just 4 goals in the last 5 games and have lost 4 in row before defeating buffalo the other night. Boston them selves are having some power play struggles. 0 for 20 or something like that. Chara's bomb from the point has been off target all season. Centerman David Krejci has H1N1 so hes out. Milan Lucic is out for the season for some reason. I didnt look that far. Maybe someone gave him a cheap shot for a change. he does it enough.

I hate to keep harping on this but the Pens haven't scored on the power play since Belgium crown prince Leopold married princess Astrid Bernadotte of Sweden. I love Goligoski, but he is no Gonchar. Would mind seeing Malkins Slapper from the slot either.

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