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Penguins Set Team, League Records

You shootout haters should get a kick out of this.  From the Penguins:

The Pittsburgh Penguins established a National Hockey League record this afternoon by winning their fourth straight game via shootout in a 2-1 defeat of the Florida Panthers at CONSOL Energy Center. Here are the final scores, goaltender of record and the game-deciding goal scorers from the four victories:

3/21/11           at Detroit         5-4, W             GDG: James Neal         Winning Goalie: Brent Johnson
3/24/11           at Philadelphia 2-1, W             GDG: Chris Kunitz         Winning Goalie: Marc-Andre Fleury
3/25/11           vs. New Jersey 1-0, W             GDG: James Neal         Winning Goalie: Marc-Andre Fleury
3/27/11           vs. Florida         2-1, W             GDG: Alex Kovalev       Winning Goalie: Marc-Andre Fleury

Additionally, Penguins goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury established a franchise record for longest shutout sequence at 150:14. He bested the previous record held by Jocelyn Thibault (136:13).

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I don’t hate the shootout. (as long as it never makes it way into the playoffs)

But I do have to ask, is this really a record to be proud of?

Its kind of like saying we were just a little bit better then the other team 4 games in a row.  Especially when two of the teams are at the bottom of the league.

Posted by wingsnut25 on 03/27/11 at 06:45 PM ET

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I can’t disagree with that, but I’ll take the points regardless….

Posted by Tony from Virginia Beach, VA on 03/27/11 at 06:48 PM ET

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Its kind of like saying we were just a little bit better then the other team 4 games in a row.  Especially when two of the teams are at the bottom of the league.

But, you obviously failed to mention, the others are two of the top teams.

Two points are two points are two points right now.  Just ask Calgary, Anaheim, Chicago, Dallas, Buffalo, Carolina and Toronto.

Posted by Flashtastick56 from Meriden, CT on 03/27/11 at 07:24 PM ET


I’m not disputing the importance of the points.  And yes two of the teams are premier teams…

Posted by wingsnut25 on 03/27/11 at 07:37 PM ET


Shoot out is idiotic and has nothing to do with a team sport.  The extra points only slightly skew the standings.  In the West, Los Angeles would have only 83 points, tying them with Chicago for 7th/8th.  The Sabres leapfrog the Rangers.  Otherwise the extra point doesn’t really change much.  That said, the post-season match-ups would be very different.  Detroit[-Chicago if the playoffs were today.  And Philly-NYR. 

The other totally idiotic fact is that it gives the goalies an extra “W”.  Silly that that is the only individual statistic that is counted.  Even SO losses receive their own category for netminders.  Silly NHL…

Posted by Unicorn Force from DC (but like everyone here, I'm not a local) on 03/27/11 at 09:09 PM ET

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in it to win it.

Posted by Lindas1st from New England on 03/28/11 at 03:23 PM ET

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