Alright. Good. Cool. Sweet. The Penguins defeated the Capitals 3-2 in Washington D.C last night. The Pens got goals from Kris Letang, Conor Sheary, and Patric Hornqvist. It is great to see Letang and Hornqvist get their first goals of the new season as both are going to have to play major roles in our chase for the 3-peat. Matty Murray looked solid in net, having looked much better and comfortable in his last two starts after a rough start to the season. The power play unit was clicking on all cylinders as 2 of the 3 goals came on the PP. Whatever Sully said to the team after the slaughtering at the hands of the Blackhawks, has got them playing at their normal level.
Tonight the Pens take on the Lightning of Tampa Bay, are we even sure if Tampa is still standing after the hurricanes? Ehh, who cares. This should be a top notch game as both of these teams are Stanley Cup contenders from the East. Tampa is currently 2-1-0 with 4 points, and the Pens are 2-1-1 with 5 points. Sidney Crosby leads the Pens in points with 6 (1-5). While he isn't scoring goals, the goals have been coming from other sources. Look for Sid to score tonight, as he has 47 points (16-31) in 34 career games against Tampa.
TBL made some nice moves this off-season added some exert veteran talent that has extensive playoff experience. Two of the additions should be very familiar to Pens fans. Former Ranger defenseman Dan Girardi, who was bought out by New York was added to the defense core. But, the biggest name to Penguins fans is Chris Kunitz.
Kunitz, 38, signed with TBL on a 1 year deal worth $2 million this off-season. He spent parts of 9 years (2009-2017) in Pittsburgh after coming over in a trade from the Ducks for Ryan Whitney. Kunitz played in 569 regular season games scoring 169 goals and getting 219 assists for 388 points. Kunitz also joined a small club as he won all 3 Stanley Cups the Penguins have won since the 2000's. With the Cup last season, Kunitz became the active player leader in Stanley Cups won, as he won his 4th (1 w/Ducks, 3 w/Pens). Kuni scored his first Tampa goal in Tampa Bay's last game. While his number 14 may never be raised to the rafters at PPG, Kuni definitely made a case to one day be considered for the Penguins Ring of Honor. Good luck in Tampa Bay Kuni!
Lightning winger J.T. Brown raised his fist during the National Anthem. That should make you mad, so we're absolutely fans of it.
Expect Antti Niemi in goal tonight for the Penguins.
Chris Kunitz scored two goals to send the Penguins to the Stanley Cup Finals. Thank you.
This the final game in the 2nd set of 19 back to back games.
Last season the Pens went 3-0 against Tampa Bay outscoring them 15-7.
The Lightning now have Dan Girardi on defense, so that will fun. You know, scoring a lot and such.
Olli Maatta and Conor Sheary lead the team in goals. Who would've thought that.
Phil Kessel is still a two time Stanley Cup Champion and a future Hot Dog eating contest Champion.
Old Posts from our site, heyyyyyfannnssss (4/11-2/15). Cute name, but impossible to remember.