Back in December, it was then 39-year-old Jaromir Jagr scoring a huge goal against Pittsburgh. Wednesday night it was 41-year-old Teemu Selänne scoring the game winning goal in the third period. At the very least, you'd have to say the Pens are respectful of their elders.
Check out the photos from Pens-Ducks after the jump.
Also, the Pens record over the last five years or so in games that I have attended without Knitting Lady dipped to 3-4-2. Why do I keep going without her?
Enough talk, back to the photos.
One sure thing was that Cy "Malkamania71" Clark was not going to miss a game that featured Bruce "Saucyface" Boudreau behind the bench.
LET'S GET IT ON!!!
Breaking the recent trend of falling behind 2-0 early in the game, this time it was Jordan Staal giving the Pens a 1-0 lead just a few minutes in.
Corey Perry abused Zbynek Michalek to tie the game at 1-1 late in the second.
Teemu found himself all alone on Fleury and made it look too easy, giving the Ducks a 2-1 lead.
Teemu was like yeah, whatever. I've done this 650-some times before. No big deal.
We all figured the Pens would make a late surge like they always seem to do lately but Kunitz was the victim of what I'll assume from the crowd reaction was a garbage call in a game where not much else was being called. If they could kill the penalty, they'd have less than a minute to get the goalie pulled and mount an attack. They called timeout and gave it the old college try.
Nothing doing, the Ducks were just too strong tonight.
Bruce Boudreau continues his regular season mastery over the Pens. Tough loss but at least it wasn't against a team from the East.
The beat goes on. The Pens are headed to Philly Saturday but we'll pick them up again for the Sunday afternoon game in Buffalo. Look for more photos after that one.