Recap: Pens 5 - Islanders 3

27.11.08 Posted by Black n Gold
Last night was another exciting game to watch. The first period and a half were filled with frustration and disappointment. Just when we were ready to throw in the towel, trailing 3-1 at the start of the third, the young Pens turned it on again. These guys need to work at breaking this come from behind approach, but at least we are getting the needed results. The Penguins marked the tenth time this season already that we have come from behind to win the game.

Evgeni Malkin hat trick

Therrien again attempted to revive the dynamic-duo placing Evgeni Malkin and Sidney Crosby on the same line. This time it was apparent that the two are meshing well. The pair teamed up to tally an amazing 4 goals in under 16, count 'em, sixteen minutes. Geno amazed us all with the natural hat trick. As a side, Ovi also racked up a hat on Tuesday night...what is it with these Russians? This was Malkin's third hat trick of his already impressive career, not to mention a 4-point night overall that adds up to his 35 point total.

Sidney Crosby against the Islanders

After Dany Sabourin got yanked mid-second period, John Curry stepped in with a great rookie performance. This was another amazing display of how the Pens and Baby Pens have come to be an organization that continues to produce. It's hard to judge how Curry will play with a little more pressure, when the offense isn't gun slinging, but he did a good enough job stopping the 11 shots he faced.

The Penguins 29 points keeps them in second in the Atlantic Division. We trail the New York Rangers by 5 going into Friday's game at Buffalo. It would be nice to see these guys get out to an early lead and hold on. The emotional come-from-behind victory over the Islanders may be the spark these Penguins needed to start up another win streak. At least we should be able to ride it into the division match-up with the Devils on Friday.
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