If you're new here, then welcome to a new season with Pens of Anarchy. If you've read our stuff before, you'll notice that this article is a new thing here at POA. Quick Taeks is something we'll be doing shortly after each game this season (assuming that we're sober enough/not mad) just to get the readers our quick views on the game before the full recap comes out. The next one of these that we do may not look like this one, as the format, etc. will evolve over time — we'll sort out what works for us and what works for you. Let's get into it.
How's that for an encore? Before the action on the ice began, there was some celebrating to do. The Penguins raised their fourth Stanley Cup banner inside PPG Paints Arena. Barry Trotz and the Capitals were nowhere to be found. Presumably, they were all in a classroom tucked away in the basement of PPG trying to figure out how such a banner gets raised. After the Caps stopped being cowards, there was hockey to be played.
1st, 19:01 - Washington, Andre Burakovsky (1) assisted by Nicklas Backstrom (1) & Marcus Johansson (1)
3rd, 13:47 - Washington, Andre Burakovsky assisted by Nicklas Backstrom (2) & Matt Niskanen (1)
Shootout - Pittsburgh: Nick Bonino (miss); Evgeni Malkin (goal); Kris Letang (goal); Phil Kessel (goal) -- Washington: T.J. Oshie (goal); Evgeny Kuznetsov (save); Niklas Backstrom (goal); Alex Ovechkin (save)
I'm not a goaltending expert, but Marc-Andre Fleury is #very good. After giving up a goal just 59 seconds into the game, MAF settled in and made some unbelievable saves down the stretch and into overtime. As if there was ever any doubt, GMJR, HCMS & Co. will have a tough decision on their hands when Matt Murray returns from injury. #BigIfTrue
Justin Williams is a bitch. So is Tom Wilson. After Malkin whacked at Braden "Crybaby" Holtby after he froze the puck, Williams grabbed Malkin from behind and essentially bodyslammed him. I've seen some people calling for a suspension for Williams. Instead of waiting to hear what the NHL Department of Player Endangerment has to say, I decided for the more reliable method: spinning the NHL Wheel of Justice. Here was my findings...
So yup, that settles that.
Phil Kessel is still a Stanley Cup champion. If it wasn't already, that was cemented tonight.
Has anyone seen Ovi? Honestly. Until Ovechkin took his penalty shot, I don't think there was any proof that he was in the city of Pittsburgh.
Kris Letang played 30:40. Nothing to see here.
The Penguins are now 1-0-0 when leading after two periods.
Next up: Anaheim at home on Saturday, 7 p.m.
Dicks Out For Harambe.
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