Was the overtime loss disappointing? Yes. Is the fact that this team still doesn’t seem to play sixty minutes concerning? Absolutely. Can you argue with the outcome of this first road trip? Nahhhhhhhh. The Penguins got five out of a possible six points during a three game Western road trip. You can’t ask for any more than that, and you have to call the trip a success. That’s over though. Now it’s time to head home for three games.
Who: Pittsburgh Penguins (2-0-1) vs. Florida Panthers (1-1-0)
Where: Consol Energy Center
When: 7:30 PM EST
Channels: Versus, TSN2, RIS, Root Sports
The Penguins dominated the Panthers last season, winning all four match-ups they had, while never allowing more than two goals against.
Your goal scorers were Kris Letang (1), Sidney Crosby (2), Chris Conner (1), Mark Letestu (1), Matt Cooke (1), Ben Lovejoy (2), Tyler Kennedy (1), Pascal Dupuis (1), Zbynek Michalek (1), and Craig Adams (1).
There were only two fights in this whole series last year, and they both came in the same game. The first tilt went something like this:
Not the greatest showing for the Love Gun.
Mike Rupp also didn’t fare too well in his match.