The Crosby-less Pens continue to roll to post their third win and best start in 17 years (94-95 season.) The Pens are starting to look really scary and might even be pant-pissingly scary, whenever Sid the Kid decides he’s ready to return to the ice after his little head boo-boo. In fact, everyone in the Eastern Conference probably just wet their pants upon remembering that this team is missing their best player. Alright, you can go change your pants now. Oh yeah, and the Wild and the Senators had a crazy shootout. More after the break.
Florida Panthers 2 at Pittsburgh Penguins 4 – The Penguins returned to Pittsburgh after starting the season out west, and they found the he perfect foe in the Florida Panthers. Pascal Dupuis painted a beautiful picture, scoring the games first goal, and Matt Cooke made it 2-0. Florida cut the margin to 2-1 on a Marcel Goc goal. Richard Park(ed) another goal for Pittsburgh in the second, making the score 3-1. Each team scored a goal in the final period for a 4-2 Penguins win.
Minnesota Wild 3 at Ottawa Senators 4 F/SO– Wild Senators. No friends, I’m talking about Minnesota and Ottawa in hockey, not anything related to the US Government. Tuesday night
these two teams got locked into a shootout that was won by the home team. Minnesota led 2-0 after one period (Kyle Brodziak and a power play goal from newcomer Devin Setoguchi). The Senators scored three of the next four goals to force OT, giving way to the shootout. Ottawa’s first three shooters, Milan Michalek, Jason Spezza, and Daniel Alfredson, went 3-for-3. The Wild men fell, shooting only 1-for-3.