It's easy to say a team needs to win a certain game, but this was one the Penguins needed to win. Blackhawks score two in the 3rd period after the Pens scored three straight, but MAF put Toews and Hossa to bed.
After losing four in five games earlier this month, the Penguins seem to have found a new gear returning to the team mentality of old. Poor showings between the pipes and on the blue line. Tough losses against conference leading teams with the Bruins, Red Wings and Flyers. Fleury seems to be in the zone again and the defense is getting healthy. Key for the Pens to stay in the hunt, even as early into the season it is.
Oh and some guy named Malkin is playing possessed lately. A hat trick on Saturday and three helpers last night has pushed Geno into a tie for the league lead with 39 points.
Keep it up boys.
- Deryk Engelland will probably get suspended for this hit on Mike Kruger. You can't leave your feet or target the head. He did both. Cue another video from Shanahan.
- Tyler Kennedy showed up. He got a goal for only his fourth on the season. Even with injuries, he needs to do more. Ray Shero is paying him more now, so earn it TK.
- Hossa still sucks.