The best thing about playing the Rangers in Pittsburgh?
The Pens will beat them.
The worst thing about playing the Rangers this season?
They make your power play look like pubes.
We won't even acknowledge it in this recap.
The best thing about Saturday afternoon?
The Pens got 2 points; the Rangers got zero.
Looking ahead, only good things came come out of
going up against the league's top PK unit.
When the Pens weren't on the power play, they were owning New York.
It was like that from the outset.
A couple of unreal shifts early had the Rangers running.
And then TK dropped with Slops.
Eventually, Robert Morris went to the box, and the Pens were mud.
14 seconds after the penalty expired, Talbot had a solid chance and buries it. 1-0.
About two minutes later, Cooke chops away like Paul Bunyan's pubes and pops it home. 2-0.
Malkin took some penalty late in the first, and the Pens killed it.
Weiner says police traced the phone calls to Stenzel's Columbus home, where they found him wearing a Flames T-shirt.
when the Rangers were all over the Pens like Meatloaf was all over the Billboard Top 100 in the '80s.
But Scuds gets a puck out of the crease.
Before you know it, the Pens head the other way.
Fedotenko and Staal.
Fedotenko knows Staal will miss the net or the puck entirely, so he shoots it himself. 3-2.
Nik Antropov has 27 goals this season. 3-3. 27.
Story time.When I walked up I had him sign Gina's jersey first and while he was signing that I told him "Before you sign this next one, I just want you to know that only 2 were made so this is the last one." As he looked at the front logo he muttered "oh… YOU guys"He then proceeded to ask "Where did this free candy thing start anyway?"To which Eric Godard says "Was it that creepy picture of you from before?"I then said "I'm not sure to be honest."All in all he was a good sport, I mentioned something about Rutuu saying free candy in that post game interview from the finals last year and Orpik was like "Yeah leave it to Rutuu"I'm sure Godard is going to make sure all the guys in the locker room job him about it from now on.WOOOOOOOOO
Saturday afternoon game.
We tried to set this up more but got lazy.
The Pens got a gift when Mark Eaton gets caught in a bad position.
Colton Orr jobs him.
The fact his name is Colton Orr means it's 5 minutes and a game.
"I guess the thing that's frustrating is two teams with the type of (playoff) position we're in this time of year, I just hope that we allow the teams to make the difference, to determine the results," New York coach John Tortorella said. "I'll leave it at that."
Probably one of the quietest things going on right now is Bing's scoring streak.
He's been more consistent than Nicolas Cage.
It's now up to 15 points.
He blows past Wade Redden and releases some jobber shot. 4-3.
The Pens were in survivor mode.
Then the Rangers were pulling Lundqvist.
Pens end up with a 5-on-3, making them 0 for joke on the PP.
- Villanova was walking more than a mall guard. Tough night for Pitt fans.
- Everyone in the East won it seems like.