Capitals vs Penguins (Home Game 3)
10/16/2008 10:47:00 PM
Well after a big win against those hated Flyers, it was back to the Igloo yet again for another home game...
The Caps come to the Igloo for the first time this season. A total different look than the last time they were in the Burgh. A more seasoned Capitals team at hand..
This game had an ok atmosphere early on, i dunno just something missing right now from the fans for some reason. Maybe the fans have a lil bit of a Stanley Cup hangover?
Anyway, back and forth up and down action at first, then the Pens took it to the Caps a lil bit, pinned them in a few times, ended up with a few PP's in a row etc. They finally cashed in when Alex Goligoski scored his 2nd goal of the season.. A shot went wide of the net, came back hard of a d-man or the boards can remember and he pinched in caught it with his glove and settled it down, got it bumped off his stick, then while getting control back through a wild shot at Jose and it snuck in between his pads. Bad goal by Jose, but wooooooooo for the Pens.. 1-0 good guys.. Then with just under 2 mins to play in the 1st the Caps took another stupid penalty and Malkin made them pay with a slap shot from the slot, got redirected a bit off a Cap i think and snuck between the pads of Jose yet again.. 2-0 good guys after 1 period..
The Mighty Guins started the 2nd period on a PP, then the Caps made it a 5 on 3 when they got a delay of game penalty. The Pens got some good chances, a clear by the Caps and then it happened, Jesus made the save, but Satan scored on the rebound.. lol!! Satan tapped in a gimmie from Sykora i do believe... woooooooo hooooo 3-0 good guys and the hot chicks next to me were gay. god bless em, gay as in happy lol.. Thomas Fleischmann made it 3-1 when he scored on a rebound in front, off of a Penguins turnover.. ugh boooo whatev.. 3-1 good guys after 2 periods of play.. The Capitals took it to the Pens for the most part after the Pens 3rd goal.. MT was not a happy camper!!
Start of the 3rd was all Caps, in the Pens zone at will. Bringing 5 guys at the Pens at all times, puck support out the ass. Earned them a faceoff in the Pens zone, and for the 2nd game in a row the Pens gave up a clean faceoff win and a clean goal that MAF had no chance on. Semin exploded all over Fleurys face and made it 3-2. Staal was not ready for the draw and got burnt big time. ugh, Staal pick it up son, do something. He has yet to be the player he was when he was 18. he gets the terrible of the game award IMO.. Nylander them tied it up like 5 mins later on a very nice goal. Life sucked out of the building..
Ok TV timeout, just relax, lets do this.. BUZZ wrong. Caps came out flying again, Boyd Gordon ripped a hell of a shot top self 4-3 bad guys boooo.. BUT wait, play continues.. Those Jokes on the ice menaing the officials somehow missed what i seen as a goal from up in the balocny, let play continue for 2 more mins. Play was blown dead for an offsides i do believe, they went to the war room in Toronto and yup they confirmed what i did from the balcony 2 mins earlier that it was a goal. 4-3 officially now lol.
Thats how the game would end, the Pens didnt really even have a sniff at the net the last 4:17 of the game. Terrible yet again 5 on 5. i dont think the Pens have more than 1 goal 5 on 5 all season. If it wasnt for the PP's the Pens would have been blown out plain in simple..
Speaking of blown out, check out Matt Bradleys face if you can. Bizz Nasty and Bradley fought after it was 3-0 or 3-1 i forget and threw some blows went down and got up and when they did Bradleys face met Bizz Nastys fist and he got blown up, went down in a heap... i think he lost a few teethers and was a bloody mess. good stuff right there!! ***updated here is link to the fight.. www.youtube.com/watch
Anyway, The not so Mighty Guins didnt derserve anything from this game. Just terrible and imo are lucky to be 2-2-1. MT after the game was not happy on his postgame interview. he said some guys are just not getting it, they are not giving up their body for the team and it has shown in a big way.
On a side note, im a huge AO fan.. He plays balls to the wall, but im saying this right now, him taking runs at basically anybody is getting a bit old. (not just Pens players, any team he plays, i have center ice, watch a lot of Caps games) Someone is gonna lay a Kasper on his ass just like he did Lindros. Im just saying, its gonna happen if he continues to play that way. I would hate to see it to if he gets that bug that ended Lindros's career...
See you guys on Sat, when the Leafs come to town.. bah Leafs..
Let's Go Pens!!