Well last night history was made. No not talking about Fleury's 8TH shut-out of the season putting him 1st all time amongst Penguin netminders for shutouts in a season, we're talking about how Sidney Crosby became the 1st person to take a Rob Rossi column / quote to heart and called his bluff by completely fisting the Calgary Flames last night. Apparently, Rossi said Crosby wasn't the best in the game anymore and apparently how Patrick Kane is. Crosby recorded two goals and an assist last night to put himself two points back behind Rossi's apparent new NHL number one Patrick Kane and Jakub Voracek. Not bad at all for the league's sixth best player.
So yeah the Jagr-less Penguins were indeed playing the Calgary Flames last night. So about 5:46 into the game the Penguins tallied first on a turnover by all-star defenseman Mark Giordano. Kunitz (!!!) intercepted some lazy pass up the middle, Kunitz tipped it to Crosby who found Perron for a wicked snap-shot and the Penguins took a 1-0 lead. David Perron has been a god send for the Penguins so far since his acquisition recording 8 goals and 4 assists in 14 games played. #FireShero. The next goal came from a guy who's name has been in the news recently for underperforming, Brandon Sutter recorded his 11th of the season on an unreal tip-in after winning a faceoff and going to the net. Simon Despres found Sutter with the shot-pass and he redirected it past Hiller. 2-0 Pens.
The next goal came with about eight minutes to go in the second period when Sidney Crosby
camped in the slot went to the net and Chris Kunitz found him to give the Penguins a 3-0 lead. While Crosby was skating, he was literally laughing, definitely thinking about what Rob Rossi said on 93.7 The Fan which is also another great shitty local Pittsburgh sports station. Crosby got his 16th of the season with assists from Kunitz and the god-send David Perron to make it 3-0 Pens.
3rd star: Marc-Andre Fleury (21 saves, shutout city)
2nd star: Chris Kunitz (3 assists)
1st star: Sidney Crosby (2 goals, 1 assist) #BestInTheWorld
Now on to our #GameNotes
- That was Crosby's 100th time being the first star of a game
- Going by Deryk Engelland's contract $2,900,000 per year... Engelland made $35,365 last night for being a traffic cone
- Fleury passed Tom Barrasso for most shutouts in a season with eight (but Fleury sucks right?)
- Chris Kunitz played an inspired, good hockey game, stay tuned
- Letang took a shot in the jaw but is alive and laughed and took a selfie with Paul Martin after to show they were both alive
- Good hockey happened
*Next game in like 10 seconds @Vancouver Canucks*
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