What a game. A baseball-like score of 6-5, a hat trick, a fight (get well soon, Newbury), and an exciting over time made this the most recent in a series of great Toronto/Pittsburgh games. So far, the Pens are 3 for 3 with the Leafs this year, and are still sitting pretty in 4th place.
-Fleury was fairly solid, but I was surprised at what he let in. His butterfly is usually more together than that. Still, his performance this year has been markedly improved from last season, and I am not going to complain.
-It was nice to see Talbot get on the board again, as well as Malone. Crosby has been a little quiet recently, but he got an assist. I thought Armstrong looked pretty good as well, and of course, Staal looked great.
-Seeing Jordan get dogpiled on and then whitewashed was a thing of beauty.
-Does anyone know why Don Cherry was dressed as a normal human being and not wearing something that looked like a cat threw up on it?
-The Pens are looking solid, fluid, fresh and a have a great energy on the ice and with each other. This is the type of team that can make an impact in the playoffs. I don't think they'd get the Cup this year, but the playoffs are definitely in the picture. Of course, I wouldn't be sad about being wrong about the Cup....
Next game is a Valentine to the fans on the 14th at home against the Blackhawks. Go Pens!