Monday, March 8, 2010

Streakin Again!

What does one do when their 15 game point streak is snapped? The answer is simple, start another one! That is exactly what Evgeni Malkin did Sunday afternoon scoring the game winning goal and leading the Penguins to a 2-1 victory. He took a pass from new linemate Alexei Ponikarovsky and ripped a wrister past goaltender Tim Thomas in the beginning of the third period. This was perhaps the only "legitimate" goal in the entire game as the first goals scored by each team left the opposing goaltenders pleading their case. The Pens' other goal was scored by Pascal Dupuis on a rebound that Thomas was unable to control for the whistle. Boston's Blake Wheeler scored a similar goal jamming the puck from underneath goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury before the whistle blew to put Boston on the board. The game also featured an extremely scary moment when Boston's Marc Savard collided with Matt Cooke, leaving Savard motionless on the ice for several painstaking minutes while the entire crowd at Mellon Arena held its breath. Savard was finally taken off the ice in a stretcher with an ovation from the crowd in Pittsburgh. The exact details on his situation have not been released, only saying that he experienced concussion-like symptoms. My best wishes to him for a speedy recovery as you never like to see injuries like that. The Pens next play the Carolina Hurricanes Thursday, giving them some time to rest from a busy 4 game week.

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