This is getting ridiculous now. The Pens' goal scorers last night: Sutter (2), Morrow (2), Iginla (1), Murray (1). None of those guys were on the Pens roster last April. The only name missing from that list is Jokinen, who actually left this game midway through with an illness.
As for the game itself, Morrow dropped the mitts with Subban and was basically all over the ice. Combined with his recent goal surge, you can't annoit every veteran the Pens pick up as a legend. But something about grizzled vets wearing that jersey number 10.
We're not too proud to admit that after his first couple of games, we were wondering what Morrow actually brought to the table. But Mark Madden, among others, were right. Morrow's grit is what defines him. You don't become a captain in the NHL for nothing. And Morrow is just getting started.
You couldn't help but stop and take stock of what was happening in this game. The Pens were facing what many would say is one of two huge hurdles in getting out of the East. They were doing it without Crosby, Malkin, Neal, and Martin in the lineup. And they still manhandled the Habs during long stretches in the game.
This game could be a very similar blueprint to what we see the Pens do in the playoffs: get a big lead and then hold on.
The Pens now head to Boston Friday night with a chance to lock up the number-one seed. Don't look now, but the Pens have won 5 straight.