Thursday, November 17, 2011

Pens 1 - Lightning 4: Post Game Quick Hits

Dwayne Roloson must have learned from Bill Belichick by studying tons of tape and perhaps had spy cameras in the Penguins practice sessions, because Roli The Goalie looked like Nostradamus out there. He played the Pens offense so well that it looked like he was reading off a script. Despite plenty of chances, including multiple power plays and extended stretches with Fleury pulled, the best the Penguins could do was a shot from Tyler Kennedy that deflected in. 

Conversely, the Pens PK gave up not one, but two goals to the Lightning with the man-advantage; I don't know that the Pens have given up two PP goals all season. Again, the Lightning seemed to be right there to capitalize on every Pens miscue and bad bounce. 

A goalie who has their number and a team that finds a way to get all the bounces makes for a long night, and it certainly was for the Pens. For whatever reason, the Lightning have the whammy on the Pens.

Honorable Mention goes to Matt Niskanen who not only played an exceptional game, but dropped the gloves late with Stamkos. That kind of effort doesn't go un-noticed, Matt.

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