Jeff Zatkoff had his first statement game as a Penguin. On Wednesday, he came into the game after Fleury was pulled and played well. Tonight he made 39 saves on 40 shots and looked very comfortable.
The Penguins scored 2 early goals. I did not see them, as I was watching the chaos that was the ending of the Alabama-Auburn football game. A power play goal by Chris Kunitz and a goal by Joe Vitale gave the Penguins the lead.
Standing Tall Moment: Jeff Zatkoff stood tall in the first period, making 15 saves, including 3 Panthers power plays.
Too Strong Moment: This penalty on Sidney Crosby was called 'interference.'
I call it 'being too strong and outworking your opponent.'
End to End Moment: Evgeni Malkin went end to end and scored a beautiful goal.
Tim Thomas got smoked. (He later got pulled from the game after the 2nd period in favor of Scott Clemmensen)
Disallowed Moment: Brad Boyes had a goal disallowed, having ruled that it was kicked into the net.
Not sure I agree with the call, but I won't complain.
Using Your Head Moment: Chris Conner blocked a shot with his head.
This is the most work Chris Conner has done in a Penguins jersey in years.
Simon Despres has been great since being called up. Playing very responsibly.
Goals by Scottie Upshall, James Neal, and Jussi Jokinen.
Great game by Jeff Zatkoff. 39 saves.
4 points tonight for Malkin. Ho hum.
Crosby and Malkin #1 and #2 in the NHL in points at the moment.
Not really an exciting game. Happy to see the Pens sweep the road trip though, seeing as they have a tendency to play badly when in Florida.
The Pens will have the next two nights off before heading to New York to face the Islanders on Tuesday.