Saturday, September 23, 2006

ESPN Game Recap

3.5 inches from Pittsburgh.
1 centimeter from Buffalo.

Pensblog refuses to recognize the new Sabres logo. We took this opportunity to not recognize the goat logo, either.

Ugh. I checked the score earlier in the game at Yahoo NHL (unexpectedley reliable) and the Pens had jumped out to a 2-0 lead. Images danced in my head of a 5-1 or 6-2 Pens victory, something that would raise spirits amongst us Pens fans. But the Sabres ended up shatting on those dreams.
Nils Ekman and Kristopher Letang (PP) scored the Pens' two goals in the first period, both assisted by Sidney Crosby.
In the second period, Henrik Tallinder scored to make it 2-1. Jason Pominville scored for Buffalo in the third to tie it up and the game slid into OT. A scoreless OT period took the teams into a shootout.
The shootout went a Pens-Islanders-esque 11 rounds. Crosby (second shooter) scored. The Pens were a save away from winning it, but Buffalo's third shooter, Thomas Vanek, scored. The teams then traded saves for 7 rounds until Clarke MacArthur scored for Buffalo and that was it.

  • Sidney Crosby - 2 A
  • Kristopher Letang - 1 G, 1 A
  • Shots: Buffalo 46 - Penguins 19. Read that again.
  • Dany Sabourin (Pens) - 44 saves
  • Powerplay: Buffalo (0 for 3) - Pens (1 for 4)

Next Game: 9/24 - Philadelphia 6:00 PM
London, Ontario


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