Thursday, January 12, 2006

Penguins 1 - Blue Jackets 6: Rock Bottom!

It appears coach Michel Therrien was correct. The Penguins DO want to be the worst defensive team in the NHL.

How else can you explain last night's putrid effort? 6 goals for the Dinner Jackets? The Blow Jackets hover around the 2 goals-per-game mark. Letting in 6 is not acceptable.

Goaltender Dany Sabourin earned his first NHL start, and if I were running the team, it would be his last. Sabourin was horrible and let in softy after softy.

Penguins goaltender Dany Sabourin, making his fourth career start, turned the puck over to Fedorov seconds into the game, and the forward slid a cross-ice pass to Nash, who scored from the right slot. The goal was the quickest to start a game in the Blue Jackets' short history.
It was really so bad that you had to laugh. If Thibault is injured for the year, the Penguins need to have a better option than Dany Sabourin as the backup. I'm sorry, but he sucks.

Sidney Crosby is hardly blameless, since he was just pathetic himself. Crosby was pointless and -2 with 2 minor penalties in 20:26 of ice time. Crosby had over 8 minutes of Power Play ice time and he and the Penguins produced nothing.

Full game recap here.

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