Tuesday, January 5, 2010
Keep on Keepin on...Pens Win
Sure the Penguins have lost five in a row coming up. But I improved my Mellon streak to two games this season as the Penguins beat the visiting Thrashers 5-2 on a cool, blustery night in Pittsburgh.
With Chris Kuntiz out for 4-6 weeks Luca Caputi got called up with the safety knowing that he will probably be up for more than three or four games, and he responded. Caputi scored the insurance goal to make it a 4-2 game in the third period off a beautiful feed from Geno.
With the crowd yelling Geno he took the puck down the left wing, got hit, got a shot off, as he was on the ground gave a pass to Caputi who put it into a WIDE open net. Funny that Caputi scored tonight as the last time he was called up he scored a goal (vs. Montreal).
What else happened at the game you ask? Oh, I don't know, the Penguins scored a power play goal and Kris Letang scored his first in 19th games to open up the Penguins scoring. Two big things that need to happen more often.
Interesting fact I heard about the Penguins power play. They are 0-20 in their last 20 third period power play attempts. (h/t Bob Grove) Ineresting stat. As Grover stated this is a huge time in most games to tie it up or to take the lead, but the Penguins can't afford now to let those opportunities to slip by.
All in all it was a good win for the Penguins. They needed a "slump buster" and they got it. The power play looked better, Caputi brought some energy, the crowd was in it and they got a win.
Jordo really played a nice game today. He had a three point night (2+1) and it was a pretty quiet three point night. He is pretty big time and looked really strong skating tonight. Hope he continues this trend. Solid.
Short recap. Deal with it. Pens won. My last game at the Mellon ever.
Lets Go Pens