Friday, March 02, 2007

Pens battle back to take down NY in Shootout


Things looked bleak for the Pens after the first 40 minutes of last nights game at Madison Square Garden. Coming off their 5th consecutive scoreless period and just giving up two questionable goals to go down 2-0, a reporter on the MSG network asked Mark Recchi what kind of 3rd period comeback team the Pens were this year. He gave the standard cliched responses, but his face didn't mirror the confidence of his words.

Come back they did, however. Therrien must have had one heck of an intermission speech. The Pens got shorties from Staal (his 6th of the season) and Army to tie it at 2-2, and later a powerplay goal by Gonchar to make it 3-3. Pittsburgh then held on in OT and finally Crosby scored the only goal in a 6 shot shoot out to give the Pens the win.

Washington did the Pens no favors, losing a shootout of their own to Tampa Bay moving the LIghtning to 4rth place in the East one point ahead of the Pittsburgh.

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