The game got away from them in the second period where Calgary outscored them 4-1 in the second stanza. A couple were bad bounces and deflections that didn’t give Matt Murray much of a chance but the goalie wasn’t much but a bystander in this game.
If there was some good news, it would be the return of the Pens’ top power play. The group went 3 for 4, with Evgeni Malkin shining overall on the game with two goals and one assist including this laser.
EVGENI MALKIN AND THE LASER BEAM SNIPE.— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) February 16, 2019
Nice screen, Hornqvist! pic.twitter.com/fFmw7rur9m
Unfortunately the Pens were too lax defensively and couldn’t pull the comeback off. Malkin was good, Sidney Crosby scored a goal, Phil Kessel was moving the puck, Jake Guentzel tipped a goal in (one for and against) but the Pittsburgh team just ran out of time.
Could be a tough one to handle, though Calgary is a tough team and one of the best in the West. And the Pens beat them 9-1 out west. So all in all in the macro, not the worst season result to split the series. But for a playoff chase tough one to take and the Pens need to regroup for tomorrow afternoon.