The #Pens haven't trailed at home in over 400 minutes of play.— Andy Hughes (@PensNation_Andy) January 4, 2014
The division now looks like this:
Big week ahead for the Pens: Winnipeg coming to town on Sunday, then off to the Western Canada trip next week.
Jokinen scores first goal in a while
At least Despres can watch that replay on his iPad when he is scratched for some reason next game.
- On Jokinen's next shift of the game, a minute into the second, he and Bilbo Gibbons connected again. 3-0. King Henrik looks lost.
- Then as the period was ending, the Penguins killed a penalty, and the Rangers got sloppy. Kunitz stole a puck and gave it to Crosby. Crosby did this:
4-0. If Henrik was any deeper, he'd be underground. What awful positioning.
- Taylor Pyatt did his first thing as a Penguin. He took a penalty at the end of the second.
The real challenge of the third was not falling asleep watching the game. A 4-0 lead is pretty hard to blow. Fleury wasn't overly great in this game, but he made a ton of nice saves in the third:
- The Rangers did get two goals, though. They made it 4-2 in the span of about four minutes. But before you had time to vomit, Kunitz-Crosby-Neal came right back. Less than a minute later, Crosby willed a puck to Kunitz. Goal. 5-2. King Henrik's reaction was one of our favorites of the season:
Sucks to suck.
Crosby and Ryan McDonagh had some chirp fest late in the third.
Ten bucks to the person that can figure out what each player said.
- The Pens honored all 5 Pens and Rangers headed to Sochi for Team USA.
- Pics: AP/Getty