After two periods last night the Pens were looking down and out against the Florida Panthers. It’s not that they weren’t trying; it seemed more like the Panthers were denying any chances that the Penguins had. The Pens could barely even hold the puck in the Panthers zone during power play opportunities, and also struggled to create scoring chances. After two periods they were losing 2-0, and the situation looked bleak.
The Pens never quit last night though and they finally broke through with a goal from Colby Armstrong with about half way through the last period. Malkin notched an assist on the Colby goal, tying for the league lead in points with former Russian teammate Alex Ovechkin. On the game tying goal, scored by Bugsy Malone, and set up by Whitney and Geno, Malkin took over the league lead in points. Just when you thought the Pens were down and out they tied the game, and with less than 30 seconds left to play Bugsy bum rushed the net and scored the game winner… no over time tonight just party time!
It’s a celebration people
Big comeback win for the Pens at home as they jump up to a tie atop the Atlantic with the Devils at 73 points. Also, that’s just two points behind the top spot in the Eastern Conference behind both the Senators and Canadians.
Bugsy Malone has looked like a beast in Crosby’s absence (and since having his first born child) and has scored 12 points in his last 10 games, 6 goals and 6 assist’s.
Nice to see TK, Tyler Kennedy, dropping the gloves with Chris Booth last night, even though it was a sneak attack.
Has the fame gone to his head? Since staring in the infamous Penguins car commercial Mad Max Talbot has been pooping in the bed. I really thought Max was going to get that first goal last night, as he had a few quality chances and is even seeing time on the first line with Malkin and Sykora. Hopefully he can increase his scoring production in the near future.