After getting off to an insane start, the Pens have hit their first valley of the season. This kind of shit happens. We've all been to this rodeo before. No use getting worked up over it, really.
But it still sucked ass. The Leafs were without two of their big names in Lupul and Bozak. The Pens outshot the Leafs, had the Air Canada Centre crowd lulled to sleep, and everything was rolling toward the Pens getting a goal somewhere and leaving Toronto with a W. Instead, turnovers happened. Instead, the Pens fell back into their usual thing of getting all flustered when what they're trying to do isn't working.
8 of the Pens' next 12 games are against Metro Division teams, mostly the bottom-feeders. We've never really cared about the Penguins winning their division in years past, but with the new playoff structure, getting that #1 seed in the divisional playoffs is a big deal. The Metro is already getting the reputation of the worst division in hockey, so the Pens need to take care of business in their own back yard.
The big news from this game is the uncertainty around Rob Scuderi's injury.
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