Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Another day and another loss for the Penguins. This time, they got doubled up by the surging Canucks 4-2. It wasn't a case of the Penguins playing poorly, but the fact is the Canucks just have more talent all around and it was apparent in this game.

“We had our chances. Their goalie made some great saves. I thought we created some stuff and we took some quality shots, but there’s nights when the puck goes in and there’s nights when their goalie makes some key saves,” Penguins coach Michel Therrien said. “When you’re coming down off a long road trip, the first game is always tough to play. We knew that we were playing against a quality team. We were trying to outwork those guys and I thought our work ethic was there and that was a good sign. Physically, we didn’t back down. They were physical and we were physical.”

An inspired Sidney finished with 1 Power Play goal and 6 shots on goal. He went EVEN and actually won more faceoffs than he lost!! (10 for 19). On the bad side of the ledger, Sidney took 2 minor penalties and he is having problems with his discipline.

Full game recap here.

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