Thursday, March 21, 2013

Pens vs Caps, March 19, 2013

The third period sequence that included the Penguins killing off four minutes of Matt Cooke penalties followed just nine seconds later by Matt Niskanen's go ahead goal will likely stay in fans' memories for quite some time, and could be one of those moments that help define a season.

The Pens held on for the 2-1 win, their 10th straight and fourth in a row against the Caps.
They're doing it without Evgeni Malkin.
And now without Kris Letang.
They're getting goals from guys not named Crosby, Kunitz or Neal.
And playing sound defense with solid goaltending.
In other words, the rest of the Eastern Conference could be in big trouble.

More photos from the game after the jump.


I tweeted Potash to ask what Fleury might have said to elicit that reaction.  His reply:
"Great pic! He didn't say anything...I just don't like him. -DP"
hahahaha, thanks Daaaaaaaan.

Just coincidence that I happened to get the eventual Penguin goal scorers in consecutive shots.


Let's get it on!

Second period:

Caps took the 1-0 lead on Ovi's power play goal.

Sid responded, setting up Paul Martin for the game tying goal just a few minutes later.

Vitale felt shame for his late second period penalty.

Third period:

At 7:49 of the third, Cooke received two minutes for boarding Ovechkin.  He argued the call, which I assume is what got him the additional two for unsportsmanlike conduct.

Forwards Neal and Bennett looked on anxiously as the Pens PK took to the task of killing off the four minute Caps power play.

The kill was successful, and Matt Cooke coming out of the box hit Nisky with a pass that he fired past Holtby for a 2-1 lead.

The Pens held on for the win, extending their winning streak to 10 games.

It was unclear if Sid "waited" for her.
Probably not.


  1. Hmmm, I may have to add a new verb and adjective to my vocabulary! It's so nice to see Mark Eaton on the ice, too. Thanks for the great photos, PAYD!

    1. Thanks! And it was great seeing y'all again, too!