If Joey Lawrence were sitting in the room with me right now you know what he'd say.
What an epic win tonight. What a way to snap a four game skid, in dramatic style. This game was total energy from the get-go (not geico). Mellon fans were enraged for the comeback of Geno. Geno was enraged for his own comeback. Sid played with more pep just knowing Geno was enraged. Each of them had 3 points. McKee and Eaton scored. Guerin tied the game with 0.4 seconds left. Dupuis scores twice and in OT caught a big fish with the help of Gronk to seal the deal, his 100th of his career. Eleven goals total, 6 against the reigning Vezina winner.
Folks, that's why were the champions.
The Pens did end up with a powerplay attempt when Brad Marchand headed to the sin bin for holding Gogo's stick. Sadly, the same outcome emerged and nothing transpired. Yeah I said it, transpired. But that didn't mean we didn't end up getting a goal. Pascal Dupuis put up his first of two goals at the 16:24 mark to take a [2-1] lead.
The second period was the parallel opposite of the first. Bruins ended up winning the period 2-1 to head into the 3rd tied up.
The Pens begin the period off a Steve Begin penalty (that's weird). In my opinion it was perhaps one of the worst powerplay attempts all season, even with Geno on there. I don't believe they even had a shot attempt. Needless to say, the Pens play better five on five at the moment. Oh how we miss our quarterback, SARGE!
Michael Ryder tied the game at [2-2] going over the shoulder of Johnson with a heavy wrister. The Pens turned the puck over trying to get it out of their own zone. Sadly, as tandem Pens writer Will Eller stated during the game, the defenseman looked out of position a lot. And you heard Eaton mention this to Errey after the second that there has been communication issues by skating with new guys, so this is sort of expected.
The 2-2 tie didn't last that long as we saw a great play by Superman to circle the puck around to himself, get it to Geno who finds Goligoski. He then rips a slapper which Sid deflects in past Thomas, [3-2].
Thomas did have a sweet save on Rupp as he tossed one to an open net, but Tim got his stick back just in time.
After a slapper from Gogo end up behind the Bruins net and breaks not only the glass but also the Pens momentum. Right after the replacement went up Derek Morris sadly ties the game with a power wrist shot that appeared to get deflected off The Key's skate, [3-3].
At this point I actually started to think of the title of this post. Time was ticking and all I could come up with was Count von Count from Sesame Street holding a "5" in his hand. Ah-Ah-Ah. But I wasn't laughing.
With an empty net the Pens made one final rush to tie the game but couldn't seem to get the puck out of their own zone. Just when you thought the game was coming to an end, Sid blocks a shot from Bergeron and Geno corals the puck head up ice with Crosby and Guerin. Geno lines one over to the former Boston Bruin and he rips one over Thomas shoulder to tie the game with 0.4 second to go, [5-5]. I jumped off the couch like a little girl, I have to admit.
Yeah, this is the period Dupuis found a BIG FISH in front of the net from Gronk and wins the game in dramatic fashion, [6-5]. Game.