The Run for the Cup
|1st in Atlantic Division|
|1st in Eastern Conference|
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19 Apr 2013
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Analysis: Pens Go to Work in Game 2
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Crosby's Hat Trick Leads Penguins
Today, 01:37 AM
Four-Year-Old Superfan Sees First Game
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Former Penguin Brent Johnson Sees High Ceiling for Pittsburgh Youth Hockey
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Black and Gold Game, random thoughtsBlack and Gold
It was also an opportunity to see guys like Brandon Sutter, Beau Bennett and Tomas Vokoun and how they fit in to the Penguins system.
Sutter got it started early in the first when only 21 seconds in, he made a pass to Cooke who buried the puck into a wide open net behind Vokoun. Vokoun spent the rest of the game redeeming himself however, making some big saves.
Beau Bennett also had a good night taking turns with Tangradi skating on the Malkin line and occasionally with Crosby as well. Bennett scored against Fleury carrying the puck from blue line all the way to the goal and sneaking it in just behind the pads.
Although most hits were slowed up at the last moment, Brooks Orpik showed Warren Peters he knows how to throw the body when he leveled Peters just a few minutes into the first period. Peters was a bit slow getting off the nice and was found doubled over on the bench for the next few minutes. Welcome to Pittsburgh, Warren!
While I generally try to avoid the "hate on Fleury" bandwagon, Vokoun looked much more on top of his game during the first 3 periods of play and the OT period, except that first goal by Cooke. During the shootout however, Fleury became a stone wall while Vokoun seemed to have struggle a bit. I believe these guys will push each other this season.
These guys look good and are only going to get better although Crosby seemed off his game. Lets hope he's saving his big tricks for regular season. Malkin looked smooth and the 3 months in the KHL dont seem to have hindered him at all, I would venture to say it was beneficial. Its shaping up to be a great season.
Lets Go Pens!!