Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Pens Win 4-2

Last night's 4-2 victory over the Devils was exactly the way then Pens needed to start off the stretch run of the season.

Missing seven starters due to injury or illness (way to get mono TK48 - remember to stay away from those puck bunnies the next time you visit Toronto), the Pens played a gritty, defensive minded game to earn the W. Ty Conklin was stellar in goal again, and if it wasn't for All-Everything Devils goalie Martin Brodeur, we may have won 7-2.

Ryan Malone scored two goals, and Jordan Staal and Erik Cristensen each added one in a game that featured some rareities - no fights in a Devils-Pens game and Brooks Orpik logging time as a left winger on the fourth line. It was Orpik, Big Georges, and some guy named Smith who is apparently Wilkes Barre - Scranton's captain. What a sight to behold.

Geno Malkin was quiet, which is odd for him against the Devils, but it's certainly nice to see them win without their hoss playing well. All in all, a nice little win for the boys, and it moves them past the Devils into second in the Atlantic Division on fifth in the Eastern Conference.

The Pens will be back in action tonight in Atlanta, so make sure you check out the action...

Until lata...

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