Rewind back to the end of the Flyers series last season. What would your brain have done if you could've seen the Pens' stat lines in this game? Jussi Jokinen: 2G, 1A. Jarome Iginla: 2A. Brenden Morrow: 1A. Douglas Murray: 1A. wtf.
Three things about this game.
1. The Pens are the deepest they've been since the '09 Cup run.
2. Tampa Bay sucks.
3. Geno is rising.
Seven games left, and the Pens' roster is getting stronger every game. Kris Letang returned for this one, and his presence was felt immediately. Every player the Pens traded for had a point in this game. The Pens came out with a purpose for this one, and we saw bits and pieces of what this machine can do. The Bolts hung around, but the Pens flipped a switch, and that was it.
Basically, the Pens' biggest concern right now are North Korea and rumors of Sidney Crosby dating pop singers.
Unbelievable Pens fan presence in Tampa Bay, too. There was a LGP chant during a Pens' PK at one point.