The Penguins were in a rut. Injuries have been plaguing them for the better part of the season, never seeming to catch a break. The media had been swarming all over the team about the status of Crosby. Ludicrous rumors swirled that certain players were suggesting the thought of a temporary captain.
That carried over to the 3rd as Tyler Kennedy scored just 36 seconds into the frame to put the Pens up 3-0 and there was no looking back. They played a full 60 minutes of hockey, had some great play from the likes of Martin and Park and ultimately won the game 4-1 behind some of the best goaltending I've ever seen live in person.
I can only imagine what the atmosphere was like in the locker room after the win. If I had to guess I would say it was similar to the Capitals during the 24/7 filming last year.
This was just what the Penguins needed to turn things around and start the climb back into the top of the Eastern Conference.
Lets Go Pens