Thursday, December 14, 2006

Pens 8, Flyers 4; And the slaughter continues....

Where do I begin ?

Hey, this Crosby kid might turn out to be a decent player, don't ya think ??

Well, I have to be honest, for a great as Sid was last night, I am not among those that was so enthralled by the Pens' performance.

Let's face it, the Flyers really suck right now.

I mean, they REALLY suck right now.

Last night was one of those freaky games that combined a lousy defensive performance by the Flyers, along with every bounce going the Pens' way.

The result ?? That's right, an 8-4 shellacking.

But let's go back to the 1st period, where I believe if the Pens weren't playing the Flyers, they might have very well given this game away.

Two relatively soft goals by the Flyer tied the game up at 2, quickly after the Pens got a soft goal of their own that made it 2-0.

But like I said, it was just one of those nights, in a good way for the Pens, as Gonchar scored on what looked like it was tipped 32 times, made it 3-2, then Malone FINALLY scored on a flukey rebound that just happened to land on his tape to make it 4-2, and the route was on.

You could tell by the first goal of the game that it was going to be a good night, after Thorburn scored from about 20 feet on a wrist shot.

And to top it off, Staal did his best Malkin impression with 7 seconds left to beat Nittimaki, I'm sure Nittimaki just wanted to get the hell out of there.

So sure, it was a great win, possibly a historic win in terms of what we're witnessing with Sid's accomplishments.

Wasn't it interesting reading the dozens of articles today regarding whether Sid is the best player in the NHL now ?? And at 19 ??

Shoot, when I was 19, all I cared about was whether we could get some beer on the weekends.

Times change, huh ??

On to Friday, when we face the Islanders for the 73rd time this season.

And in case you've forgotten because of all the hysteria, the last time the Pens faced the Isles, they lost 5-3.

Might as well put the Flyers game out of your mind now while you got the chance.

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