Let's sit back and look at what has happened since Crosby returned:
- 2007 -Against the Caps
- 2008 – Against the Flyers
- 2009 – Against the Lighting
- 2010 – Against the Flyers
- 2011 – Clinched with a Hurricanes loss
Cap and shit after the jump.
All the talk before the game was about Radulov and his soap opera. Didn't know 26-goal scorers got that type of fanfare.
NHL network made a mistake, too:
Bob Errey went on some "chink" streak.
Malkin took a slapshot. Peka Rinne was all jammed up. 1-0.
The Pens trolled for a while and scored again. Dupuis deflects home a
Last year, Letang winds up for some unrealistic slapper. This year, he takes a little bit off to get it close to the net. Dupes nails it home.
2-0. Dupuis celebrations lately have become huge parties.
Neal runs over Rinne. Weber gives him a shot behind the play. Only time Weber did anything the entire game. But there was a play in the first maybe where Crosby was digging at a loose puck under Rinne, and Shea Weber had a chance to give Crosby a good jolt, pay the price, as it were. Instead he just embraced him in a bear hug. Not every defenseman is going to be that nice. That one Hillen D-man for Nashville was playing like he was constipated.
Sid had that unreal pass from behind the net to Sully. That was one of the top plays of the year. Great play by Sully earlier on that shift to keep the puck in the zone.
Weber went off for something. Malkin got pissed one of his passes got intercepted, so he tripped someone. 4-on-4 for the rest of the first.
Pens had to kill off some shit. Letang went down with a mysterious injury.
Pens scored while he was in the locker room. Horrible turnover by Nashville. Matt Cooke Time. 3-0.
Letang was back out soon after. Look like a potential sac hit, maybe the hip.
Then Kunitz scores. Hearts fluttered when there was hope Crosby had finally put one home, but it went off Weber's skate.
Engelland eliminated one of the Tits:
Radulov scored. 4-1. Big goal for him.
The rest of the third was a waiting game to see if Malkin could complete the hat trick.
- Paul Martin is now a plus player. What a turnaround.
- Niskanen out with an upper-body thing.
- Recaps are kind of mundane when the Pens are running house.
- Radulov took over the Getty Images for this game.