Saturday, November 25, 2006

Rangers 2, Pens 1 (OT); Woulda, coulda, shoulda

You just had to know that eventually, the Penguins' luck would run out.

And while Marty Straka's OT goal with 2.2 seconds left just kicked all of us in the gut, it's not like the Pens didn't have plenty of opportunities to win the game.

And, let's not forget, the Pens got an absolute gift in the 1st period on the no-goal call. Geez, that puck was CLEARLY in the net by a wide margin, but somehow the refs did not allow the proper amount of time to get all of the replays before the resumption of play.

The Pens finally got a power play goal by Geno, but that was only after another failed 5-on-3. Overall, the Pens were 1-for-6 with the man advantage, with yet again more perimeter passing and very little shooting.

Quick question, just how many "too many men on the ice" penalties is the norm before it gets corrected ??

Jordan Staal had the chance to win the game in OT with a penalty shot, but the puck rolled off his stick as he went to his backhand.

And as expected, no Sid again. I guess they're thinking to give him a couple more days rest before their next game on Tuesday.

Islanders are up next at home on Tuesday night.


A New Pirates Generation said...

I hope when spring rolls around that your Pirates' coverage is this enthusiastic. We'll be glad to have you in the hardball blogosphere.

Keep up the good work,
A New Pirates Generation

Tony said...

Honestly, I don't see myself doing Bucco entries on a game-to-game basis, like I do for the Pens stuff, simply because I'm a little busier in the summertime. But there will be plenty of posting, that's for sure.

Now whether that posting will be positive or negative, that's another thing. I think we know where that's headed.

Thanks for the comments, and I've added your blog to my Bucs listings.