From years of being a Penguins fan, you kind of knew this game was going to be annoying. Winnipeg got their choice of games for the first two home games of the season. Of course they picked the Penguins. Winnipeg had to win this game, because they were probably going to move again if they didn't.
The game started off terribly but actually got interesting as time wore on. If the Penguins could've opted to be down 1-0 before the opening faceoff instead of rousing up the annoying Winnipeg fans by giving up a goal 8 seconds into the game, they would've taken that pre-faceoff deficit. Fans of Canadian teams have a sense of entitlement, and that's been kicked up a notch when a city gets a team thrown back into their lap. Jokes. It didn't really feel like the Pens were playing in Canada until a Jets player fell on his own, and the entire arena felt victimized. Refs are already terrified of offending the delicate sensibilities of Winnipeg fans. MTS Centre will be a war zone when and if the Jets make the playoffs. Louder than CONSOL has ever been except when grunge metal is playing.
Pens are back stateside already. They play Minnesota in 11 minutes. Over/under for Root Sports shots of Mike Yeo on the bench: 14.5.
UPDATE: Letang has been summoned to Shanahan's lair for that boarding call in the third. [ NHL ]
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