Friday, September 28, 2007

One lousy split second...

I swear, if the Pens had only one-tenth of a second left on the clock, they would've forced overtime in their pre-season game against Buffalo tonight, Sid would've gotten the hat trick, and then everyone would've celebrated by getting smashed. But Malkin scored just a split second too late. Pens lose 6-5. Crap.

How about some positives? I think that Sid and Geno looked great on the ice. Lots of pressure, and Sid's all over the scoresheet with 2 goals and an assist. And Geno drew a ton of penalties to get the Pens on the PP, and luckily the PP actually clicked tonight. Three goals while up a man - really good, considering they only had 2 PP goals in their previous four games, combined. AND their PK was perfect.

The bad...well, Sabourin didn't look great in goal. Or good. He had a few pretty good saves, but they all do at some time or another. He just looked completely out of place in his crease and the Sabres took advantage of him. Made me wish that T-Bo was back as backup to MAF.

The Pens D looked a Ok, they didn't look all that great. Sydor is supposed to be better than he was tonight, and Letang just played himself right on down to the AHL.

I won't completely tear them apart though, given that it's still the pre-season and they're still gellin'. I'll give them the benefit of the doubt and call it a 'brain fart'. Besides, the games don't really matter, and success in the pre-season means nothing for the actual season. Look at Chicago last year - they won like 7 of 8 games in the pre-season, but were golfing in early April.

One more pre-season game against our 'pals' the Sabres tomorrow night, and then we await Game 1 of the 2007-08 NHL season late next week. Schweeeet.

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