Losing this game should only come as a surprise to those fans that just started cheering for the Penguins in May. The bigger surprise of the night was the interesting career move of thepensblog and the shutting down of generalfanager.com, can’t believe that site was up for less than 2 years, feels like way longer than that. The site closed because the owner has been hired by the Las Vegas franchise, so that is one way to get a promotion. As for the game, if you decided to do literally anything else, it was the right choice. The Penguins continuously decide to take penalties when already shorthanded, because why the hell not? Getting a point out of this game is more than I expected after blowing the early
load lead. The discipline is an issue for the team right now, but there is no time to fix it with this packed schedule to kick things off. Speaking of which, the Pens play in Montreal tonight at 7:30.
Tonight the Colorado Avalanche make their way to the PPG for yet another way too early in the season matchup against a western conference team to really care about it game. The Avalanche won their first game of the season Friday night by beating the Dallas Stars 6-5. It was the first win for new head coach Jared Bednar, who has taken over for the often over-animated and under-achieving Patrick Roy, who threw a tantrum and left the team unexpectedly this summer. Continue reading
The young season rolls on for the Penguins, and the scoreboard is a lot closer than this game truly was. It is pretty early in the season for the Pens to have a 45 shot game thwarted by a crappy goalie, but hey, we all knew it would happen at least 12 times this year. Some people will say that Jonathan Bernier kept this game from being 8-2, but because Jonathan Bernier sucks the reasoning goes to the inability of the Penguins to finish. Conor Sheary had himself one hell of a game, but damn if he could only finish some of those chances.