This was one of the most entertaining games of the season. This game was everything you could ask for out of a regular season game. Both teams were fast and hit anything that moved. This was also probably the best game that Evgeni Malkin played all season.
There wasn't a lot that happened in the first, but the Pens somewhat dominated play. Shots were 13-7 Pittsburgh. Both goalies made a couple of good saves. The period kinda reminded you that the Pens still couldn't score on Tukka. Tanner Glass had 4 hits in the period.
The second started how the first ended, with the Pens dominating play. Lucic got called for interfering on Tanner Glass and it gave the Pens their first powerplay of the game. The Pens had good puck possesion on the PP and eventually got the puck to Crosby who then fed Letang. Letang got a good shot off but Tukka made the save, Kunitz was standing in front and scored backwards between the legs. 1-0 Pens. A little bit later, Kunitz got called for some shit, and while on the PK, Sid and Krug went at it a little and both got called for roughing. MAF was good again and the Pens took a 1-0 lead into the 3rd.
The 3rd started with the Bruins having some momentum and 1:05 into the period, Bergeron tipped a Dennis Seidenberg shot and the Bruins tied it. Good deflection. Not much MAF could do. Right after the goal, the Bruins had an offensive zone faceoff and Jordan Caron decided he wanted to fight Bortuzzo and they both threw a couple punches. Decent fight but we aren't really sure what the purpose was. Then with under 12:00 Shawn Thornton realized he was an idiot and boarded Tanner Glass. Terrible hit, luckily Glass is okay. A minute into the powerplay, Kris Letang got called for the worst dive in the history of diving, luckily Marchand is a dick and got called for slashing to even it up, but both calls were really weak. Right after the powerplay ended, Suttertron had speed down the right side and sniped a shot top corner over Rask. Somewhat like the goal he scored in the comeback game in March of last year. Nasty shot. 2-1 Pens. With just over 2 to play, Jussi J pickpocketed some dude and sniped Rask for another Jussi Goal (Sponsored by the Carolina Hurricanes). 3-1 Pens and the game looked like it was going to go quiet. But the Bruins pulled Rask, Bergeron won an offensive zone faceoff and Jarome Iginla (used in the proper spot on the ice) fired a slap shot past MAF to make it 3-2. Bruins came on strong after that but MAF held the door including making a save similar to the SCF save in Detroit that we all know.
- Paul Martin went down awkwardly in the 1st but finished the game.
- Megnatron has been everywhere the last couple of games, good chance he sticks around for awhile.
- Malkin is probably gonna go on a hot streak soon.
- Best in the World finished October with an NHL Leading 21 points and 2 behind the Penguins record for most in October.
- MAF finished October with a 9-2-0 record with a 1.81 GAA and .927 Save %
- Pens look like they could run away with the division.
Next game Friday at home with Columbus.