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Now that was one helluva hockey game.
And quite frankly, I would have said that even if Bill Guerin hadn’t scored on a slap shot past Bruins’ goalie Tim Thomas with only .4 seconds left on the clock to force overtime. Or even if Pascal Dupuis wouldn’t have scored on a virtual empty-netter 1:24 into overtime, giving the Penguins a wild 6-5 win over the Bruins.
Evgeni Malkin had three assists in his return from a bum shoulder, while Sidney Crosby had a goal and two assists for the Penguins.
Now that the Penguins have disposed of those pesky Capitals, it’s now down to tonight’s winner of the Hurricanes and Bruins in Baaaaaston for the Eastern Conference championship series.
We have about 12 hours before we know who the Penguins will face, but if you had a choice, would you prefer to face the Canes or the Bruins ??
Of course, with the Canes, the Pens would have home ice advantage, for what it’s worth (just ask the Caps). The Canes (read: Cam Ward) sure as hell seem to have the Pens’ number since his arrival. Offensively, I think the Pens have a slight advantage, but obviously still a very close series.
With the Bruins, you’d face a much more physical group, led by Zdeno Chara. And, of course, you have another top-notch goalie in Tim Thomas.
So, let’s hear it. If you had a choice, which team would it be ??
The Penguins and their fans celebrated the 100th consecutive sellout this afternoon at the Igloo with a spirited third period comeback against the Eastern Conference leading Boston Bruins.
New Penguin Chris Kunitz had his second career hat trick, including two straight goals to give the Penguins the third period lead, in a big 6-4 win over the Bruins. Bill Guerin and Sidney Crosby each added three points for the Pens, who improved to 10-1-3 under IHCDB.
The Pens are now all alone in 5th place in the East with 82 points, only two behind the Flyers for 4th place, although the Flyers have three games in hand. If the playoffs started today, Flyers/Penguins.
So what’s next boys, Rob Scuderi on Sid’s wing ??
Despite the Penguins’ best effort in several weeks, they couldn’t muster up the mojo to defeat the Bruins again, this time in Boston, in a 4-2 loss.
The loss was the Pens’ third straight, and they are now periously close to dropping out of a playoff spot.
Penguins at Bruins, 7PM ET, TD Banknorth Garden
Penguins, 19-14-4, 42 pts, 7th in Eastern Conference
Bruins, 28-5-4, 60 pts, 1st in Eastern Conference
From the Penguins:
Sidney Crosby to Play 250th Game Tonight
Penguins center ranks among top all-time NHL scorers at 250-game mark
Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby will play his 250th career NHL regular season game tonight when the Penguins take on the Boston Bruins at Mellon Arena.
The 21-year-old Crosby ranks among the top scorers in NHL history at this juncture of his career, with 343 points through 249 games. If he scores two points tonight, he will tie New York Islanders Hall of Famer Mike Bossy for the fifth-highest total in NHL history after 250 games.