The Pens lost last night to the Thrashers. It was also the first time they've looked really limited by their injuries.
They simply couldn't get anything going at all. Their offense was completely stagnant, and the defense couldn't hold stars like Illya Kovalchuk and Marian Hossa from doing their thing. Ty Conklin got pulled in the third, and just wasn't as sharp as he has been in his previous outings.
My hope is this was a one time thing, but my brain is telling me this is something we might have to take for a little bit. My guess is, for every game we win because of the hard working, hard playing style of our youngsters, we'll lose one because they overplay the puck or make stupid mistakes (ie - the reasons they were in the minors to begin with).
As for the Pitt game, all I know is they won. Diego made the trip to Oakland to watch the Panthers, so I'm sure he'll have a better recap whenever he decides to post again.
Pitt apparently went on a huge run in the second half, which is good to hear because they comepletely fell apart against Rutgers down the stretch. Good to see them back on the right track, and with the vicotry, they've climbed into a tie for third in the Big East, which is better then I thought they'd be doing without Mike Cook and Levance Fields.