Friday, January 05, 2007

Pens 4, Sabres 2; OK, so was THAT the game of the year ??

Hey, I'm flexible.

Third SOLID game in a row, and in today's NHL, beating Toronto, Carolina, and now Buffalo in a row is one helluva accomplishment.

These kids are starting to put it all together.

I have to be honest, I didn't think it was in the cards for about half of the game. The Pens weren't getting any good bounces of the puck, while the Sabres were getting every crazy ricochet off of the boards and every loose puck was landing right on their stick.

MAF played another good game, both goals really couldn't be blamed on him. On the first goal he was basically shielded by the entire Pens defense, the second was a fortunate bounce off of a rebound that Drury planted.

Even though Sid didn't score a goal tonight, he was flying out there, creating havoc for the Sabres' defense. And while their defense was trying to stop Crosby, Malkin took full advantage of that. His laser beam goal to the top shelf with 2.3 seconds left in the 2nd period shifted the momentum, and proved to be the game winner.

So now it's back home to the Igloo for the start of a home-and-home against Tampa Bay on Sunday, then they'll head to Florida next Tuesday.

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