Monday, November 19, 2007

Pens v Rangers (L 3-4 OT)

I know this recap is finding you late - REALLY late - but I spent this weekend hosting out-of-town family members. You see, in Casa de Snoop, when you enter a new decade you don't just get a birthDAY, you get a birthWEEK. :) For anyone who is curious, the big gift from my husband was in fact something sparkly - a beautiful necklace set with my birthstone.

The restaurant we went to on Saturday night had several TVs tuned to the Pens/Rangers game, so over my dinner of BBQ shrimp, I watched Sid score two points (including a nice assist on a short handed goal by Maxime Talbot), the Rangers dominate the Pens for 3 goals, the Pens come back to tie the game, and the Rangers score in overtime. Here is the scoop from the Pens' website:
Here's how well the New York Rangers are going: None of their forwards, including 600-goal scorers Jaromir Jagr and Brendan Shanahan, found the net against Pittsburgh. They still managed to score four times and come from behind to win in overtime.

The opening faceoff from Saturday night's game.

Jason Strudwick scored on a 2-on-1 break with fellow Rangers defenseman Paul Mara in the extra period and New York rallied from two goals down, then withstood a late Pittsburgh goal to beat the Penguins 4-3 Saturday night for their fifth straight victory.

Sid and Max celebrate the shorthanded goal.

Strudwick, who didn't have a point in 13 games, got behind defenseman Sergei Gonchar and took Mara's perfectly placed cross-crease pass to slide it inside the near post before goalie Marc-Andre Fleury could react with 1:40 gone in overtime.

Sid works to protect the puck from Blair Betts.

All four Rangers goals came from defensemen as they finished off a four-game road sweep, winning three times after regulation. New York also took the Atlantic Division lead from Philadelphia.
Well, I suppose the optimistic thing to do is be glad for the point. I'm still hesitant to start panicking (yet), but with approximately ¼ of the season over, it sure would be nice to see the Pens at least back at .500 soon. I will be recapping the next game as usual, when the Pens face the New Jersey Devils at the Mellon Arena on Wednesday, November 21, at 7:30 pm Eastern.

Switching gears a bit to close for today, Eric B. from The Sidney Crosby Spotlight takes a look at the RbK Edge uniform flaws and how Sid is helping to get them fixed.


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