Thursday, February 8, 2007

Can The Flyers Win At Home

It's into a shootout now at Wachovia 4-4 with the Pens. The Flyers rallied from two down in the third to tie thanks to Forsberg's magic resulting in goals by Simon Gagne and Mike Knuble with the goalie pulled.

In OT, it should be noted that Pens' netminder Marc-Andre Fleury stood on his head robbing the Flyers at least 4-5 times of getting their first home win since November 24.

So, what will happen? Let's find out as we blog it live:

First up is the Pens' Erik Christensen...I'll say he scores. He's pretty good.

And Christensen is denied by Niittymaki with a quick pad. So I'm wrong.

Up for the Flyers is Jeff Carter...no chance for a prediction. But his move sucked. Never even got a shot. No score after 1 frame.

Now Malkin...hits the right post. So the Flyers sure have a chance here.

Here comes the man of the hour Forsberg...went to his usual move and had Fleury beat the way he had Corey "Stamp" Hirsch beat but off the post. No score after two.

Now Crosby...score. Beats Niitty inside the bar. For those wondering, he didn't have a point in the game but put the Pens up in the shootout.

Can Gagne extend it? What do you think? Of course not. Fleury shuts the five-hole and NHL Siberia loses once again at home. That's 13 straight losses at home. Good god. If ever there was a game they were going to win, it was this one. But apparently, the hockey Gods weren't aligned.


And so the sizzling Pens continue their playoff drive. Who wants'em?


Meanwhile in what's supposed to be a good game at CAA, it's 1-0 Devils for seemingly ever. There has been no energy in this building from what I've caught. And plenty of seats available. And now Selke Candidate Jay Pandolfo seals it with the Devils' second shorthanded goal of the season. A brilliant give-and-go with partner in crime John Madden. Only the second the playoff-desperate Isles have given up. A crusher, right? Nah. There was no way they were scoring on Brodeur and getting thru that brick wall of a D anyway. It will go down as Brodeur's 10th shutout. Can they just get to 105 already so we can have the silly old age debate?

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