Minnesota was basically playing an AHL lineup, but whatever. The Pens took the game over midway through the second period and started scoring powerplay goals. Malkin put the NHL on notice again with a scary performance, and Joe Morrow is really good. Penguins may not lose a game all season. Also, no one got hurt.
Some more thoughts, vids, and the first ROOT Sports mess-up of the year...
Malkin basically did everything. Probably fixing flat tires in the parking lot after the game. Pens win 4-1.Add a comment
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The news came down from some appeals court Friday that Preservation Pittsburgh will not get their wish, and the SEA has been given the go-ahead to start bringing down the Civic Arena. Nothing else can be done. Demolition starts Monday. [ PG ]
They will also be auctioning stuff off as they tear the building down. [ PG ]
Speaking of which, regardless of how you feel about the old lady, we hope everyone joins us in our disappointment upon learning from that article that the Civic Arena will not be brought down by a classic implosion, a la Three Rivers Stadium. Instead, it looks like it's going to be a boring and tedious process: the Sidney Crosby interview of building demolition basically.
The Civic Arena's Last Stand reminds us of Pens fan Matt's plan to memorialize the Civic Arena.
The Doctor, James Mirtle, wrote a story about how hockey is slowly embracing the idea of advanced statistics in assessing talent. Basically the sabermetrics of hockey. The Penguins do it, and the story has some quotes from the Pens' director of player development. [ Globe and Mail ]
In other news, Eric Tangradi hasn't scored yet.