Sidney Crosby, Goal, Two Assists, 9 shots, 14 attempts.
Evgeni Malkin, Game Winning Overtime Goal, one assist, 7 Attempts.
Phil Kessel, third period Goal
Marc Andre Fleury, 31 saves on 33 shots.
Three straight wins against the Senators, Maple Leafs and Panthers should not change the tune around a flawed Penguins hockey club but Evgeni Malkin, Marc Andre Fleury being the best players on the ice the last couple games and Sidney Crosby joining them tonight has led to the Penguins 0-3 start to the season not becoming a 1-5 type panic start to the year.
On the Penguins Stars Tonight……..
Marc Andre Fleury is the story of the Penguins season through six games. His positioning has been so strong, the only way to beat him is through deflections or making a perfect shot. Was the case Thursday night vs Ottawa and again tonight against the Panthers. 1.85 GAA, .937 Save percentage through his first six starts, including a .941 save percentage at even strength.
— Playing all three zones, the last three games have been some of the best from Malkin in a while now. When he’s engaged physically he’s near unstoppable on the ice and that’s been a bright spot in the last couple games.
— Sidney Crosby was in attack mode tonight. Most importantly he was attacking through the middle of the ice and lifting the puck on his shots. As the criticism was starting to mount in recent days, he was a determined player tonight and had his legs.
Getting to 3-3 will now take the pressure pretty much completely off the coaching staff for the next little while, though, this little winning streak might be nothing more than just giving Pittsburgh a false sense of security that everything is just fine in Penguin land.To read this insider news, subscribe to get “Inside Access”!
Torts is super funny. I’m glad he’s back.
this visa issue is stupid for players that work for NHL .while sprong is stopped in canada you have 10000 border jumpers every day
Nobody is worried about the canadian border – seriously – what is some canuck coming over the border for? More likely than not, he accidentally chased a moose over, or was looking for a decent doctor.
Congratz to Doan and Ovechkin for their 900 point
I didn’t get to watch much of the game but I thought Yohe hit the nail on the head for the parts I did see, the only thing that changed was Sid finding his legs, winning battles for loose pucks and attacking the opponent. It’s a shame that the apparent best player in the game can’t play that way more often.
He had a better game Jay, seemed to get his confidence after he scored. Hopefully he plays that way against the better teams in the conference, and not just the floridas of the league.
Todd Richards fired. John Tortorella hired in Columbus. Another AMERICAN coach!
i dislike torts. he strikes me as a giant douche.
I wouldn’t want him as my coach. Oh, further – the Canucks get a 2nd round pick as compensation because the hiring happened in season and Torts was under contract. That’s pretty nice.
That has to be the stupidest rule in all of sports. How can they get compensation for something they didn’t want in the first place? Guy was fired more than a full season ago. What a joke from the worst run league in all of professional sports.
Another American “bust” that has more rings than Michele Therrien.
canadian coaches build teams while american coaches steal teams
Steal teams! Coaches don’t build teams. Managers do – you retard.
Its good the team won and isn’t sliding backwards in the standings, but I didn’t like their style. There is still no identity, and one could almost guarantee the team will have problems against a fast fore-checking team.
Apparently MT is doing good. Hey Stan how is DB doing. Didn’t get the chance to steal another team halfway through season he was hopping yeo gets fired but that dubnik saved his ass
….”doing well”, not good. Hopping? Or is that hoping? Dubnik or Dubnyk? At least make an effort, my god.
Are we still doing this? Pretending that I apparently liked DB? I think, generally speaking, the point is that everyone gets tired of you being jaded because he broke off your sordid affair. That’s the issue.
Where is the Stanley Cup parade at
I know one place it wont be- montreal!!!
1st time sid went to the net in months and he gets 3 points. He finally listened to me.
Currently tied with Nucks for 2nd in the league for GAA (1.83) behind Montreal (1.00) and ahead of Florida and SJ (2.00).
I see a lot of positives to this team. While the defense looks weak they have given up few goals for a while. Offense has struggled but still that seems tough to believe longer term as there’s too much talent. Fleury may be elevating his game. He has always been the most athletic goalie in the game. If he has truly changed mentally then he doesn’t have the talent to be elite. He was the number one overall pick in a good draft class for a reason. Physically he’s as talented as any goalie. Team might have flaws but it’s… Read more »
as i said sditulli if fleury wasnt that good he wouldnt be 1st overall and fleury been doing good last 2 years you know why because that bone head DB and his system is gone. fleury letang didint like playing for DB
“doing well”, not doing good.
Sorry, I still see a flawed line up. Kessel looks miserable on Crosby’s wing, ditto for Horny on Geno’s wing. Make the F*^#ing switch. Gotta get Lovejoy and Scuds out of the line up.
Malkin and Crosby are apparently off their periods. Don’t ever call st blurry a star. In the long run he will suck when it matters as usual.
Yoda, I gave you a thumbs up so you’re only a minus 1.
I gave you a thumbs up so now you are a -4.
Why would Malkin be on his period? He’s essentially been carrying the team with #29 for the past three games…
How can you still be on this? Guy has been solid since he made all the personal and coaching changes. Flip the record over already dip shit. FFS he was the teams MVP last year as the offence sputtered to nothing and he has been the most consistent player this year. We get it… you hate him! People like Fleury success or fail because he is a likable guy while everyone except wmal thinks you suck to high hell because you are an insufferable douche but please… just give it a fucking rest already.