Thursday, February 12, 2009
And the main reason it smells like victory, is the incredible play of Marc Andre Fleury. The Tower of Flower Power stopped 36 out of 37 shots and all of the SO attempts, to lead the Penguins to a 2-1 Shoot out win over one of, if not the, best teams this season. The Flower was bending and twisting like Gumby on a mission making some incredible saves, some of which not only did I not see the shot, but I didn't see his glove move to catch it. This guy has the reaction time of a squirrel on speed, and the flexibility of.... well...... Gumby dabbit! And when MAF was a touch out of position (not very often that is) the Flower Protection League was there to shoo the puck away from the danger zone. (except that one time, but we're probably not going to spend much time talking about that) Boucher proved once again that he's no slouch as a goaltender because the Pens were shooting everything at the net. (Finally!) Bill Thomas scored his first goal as a Pen off an unintentional re-direct by Sharks defenseman Rob Blake,(thanks Rob) and then proceded to shoot at the net every time he touched the puck after that, he even shot it twice from the locker room. But the whole thing was set up by the hard work of Miroslav Satan. Satan evidently decided he didn't like the view from Therrien's dog-house because he was working hard, getting a point on the goal and also somehow or another getting the Sammich of the Game... wild. Sidney Crosby has been having some trouble with shoot-outs recently, but he faked Boucher out of his jock to score the game winner. But it wouldn't have even have gotten that far if Flower hadn't made this double save, or even triple if you count the fact that he kept Whitney from going into the net too.
Ok, so Whits did kind of go into the side of the net... but that doesn't count. Oh, and I wish I had a picture of Orpik making 'psycho eyes' at Claude Lemieux after a little conversation the two of them had. I don't know how to tell you this Claude, but it's been a while since you've been in a 'dust up' in the NHL and I'm not sure if Brooksie is the guy for you to mess with to get back into the swing of things. Oh, and I'd stay away from Godard too if I were you. Either one of those two guys could shorten your whole 'come-back' thing. But hey, you're and adult, so you can roll your dice and move your mice.... just don't say we didn't warn ya.
More to come later, I've got to go and score some more Pepto for the girlfriend.