Gutsy effort by the Pens last night. The best way to describe everything going on right now is that everyone is just missing Evgeni Malkin and Sidney Crosby. Last year was one thing, but this year you can almost feel the letdown. And nothing can be done about it. Yeah, woe are Penguins fans, who have watched an elite player wearing the black and gold for the past 27 years. Regardless, there's a cloud of "meh" hanging around, evidenced by handfuls of fans leaving a 3-1 game with 6 minutes left. Just very strange.
Without all the cogs in the machine working, it is so hard to get a good feel for what each player can do. And it's hard to remind yourself that some guys may be facing matchups that they would not normally face. You really have to step back and think about that. And we're as guilty of this as anyone.
Basically, last night against Buffalo, the Pens almost staged a great comeback but fell a little short. Buffalo was on the second game of a back-to-back early in the season without their starting goaltender. Pens should've won this game, but they didn't.
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The Baby Penguins pulled out a point last night, losing to the Binghamton Senators in overtime:
Banger Brandon DeFazio scored his first career AHL goal, sniping top goaltender Robin Lehner.
Joey Mormina's woeful defense continues, posting a eye-opening -3 rating.
Bryan Lerg (1+1) and Eric Tangradi (1+1) pull out another 2 point night each, and are now tied for the team lead in scoring (6 points in 5 games).
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Man. Pens lose, solid effort . Game in like 8 minutes.Add a comment
James Neal is on PCP. Pens are back in the game. Way better period.Add a comment
The WB/S Penguins dropped another home game last night, an embarrassing 7-4 loss to Springfield.
Bryan Lerg continues his great play, adding two more goals.
Brian Strait was the best player on the ice, with a +3. Alex Grant and Joey Mormina were the worst with -2's.
Paul Thompson got his first of the season via a snipe, top-shelf:
The farm team is still without four of their top key contributors in Jason Williams, Nick Petersen, Robert Bortuzzo, and Boris Valabik.
WB/S takes on the Calder Cup Champion, Binghamton Senators tonight at 7:05.Add a comment