What a day to be alive. #BrandonWatch is over. He is home. #StaalWatch began, and #JagrWatch is, as always, still ongoing. Josh Yohe has the city of Pittsburgh by its testicles.
Regardless of what happened this weekend with our two games, the problem still stands: this team needs changes. Whether it be line changes, or trades, remained to be seen. Welp, we got one of those changes, in the form of our lines.
Mike Johnston finally removed Sidney Crosby's balls from his mouth, and finally put our two best wingers - David Perron and Patric Hornqvist - on Sid's line. The ever-so-struggling and becoming-more-untradeable-day-by-day Chris Kunitz was moved to Malkin's line, which seemed to make Kunitz look like an actually hockey player again. Not sure why Steve Downie was scratched, but whatevs.
The game against Florida starts in like five minutes, so I'll keep this short, sweet and full of GIFs.
Blake Comeau got the scoring started at 16:31 of the first period.
Really, really solid first period for the Penguins.
They finally get Sid behind the goal line on the powerplay, and look what happens.
2-0 Pens after the goal by Hornqvist. First PP goal for the Pens since Ronald Reagan was in office.
Nearly 10 minutes later, Blake Comeau gets his second of the game.
#SutterDong backhander, as cool as the other side of the pillow, makes it 4-0.
Blues scored two meaningless goals to ruin #ThomasGreissSuperstar's shutout.
Thomas Greiss - fantastic performance in a game where no one gave him a chance
Kris Letang - I wonder who his PCP deal is
Blake Comeau - I'm really scared to see how much money is going to be thrown at him in July
Also, stay tuned for an article on what it could take for Staal to come back to Pittsburgh, and what it would mean for the Penguins from here out.