Wow what a big day in Pittsburgh. The Penguins took it to the New York Rangers shutting them out 3-0 in the process, the Steelers are on their way to Tampa to play in Super Bowl XLIII. The Penguins came out strong and continued that style of play for the entire 60 minutes. Flower was phenomenal stopping some great scoring chances from the Rangers, he even gave the fans a little treat after being named the number 1 star of the game.
The Pens came out playing to win this game. There was some talk about the trade for Garon early and how he may challenge Fleury for the job idiots, Garon = Backup & Fleury = Franchise Goaltender. The only reason this trade made was to have a good reliable backup goalie unlike Sabu was. Back to the game 7 minutes in Chris Minard gets his first NHL goal. Eight minutes later TK tickled the twine to put the Pens up 2 goals on the Rangers. I know we were all thinking we've seen this twice already this season the Pens are going to blow it. End of 1 Penguins up 2-0 .
Penguins came out still fighting hard Crosby gets hooked to the ice while on a breakaway shot on a powerplay, he gets a penalty shot Lundqvist denies him, Pens go back to work on PP Rangers kill it. The Penguins not to be denied next time on the PP get a goal from Petr "Gunn" Sykora. After this da 'Guins held down the fort. End of 2 the Penguins up 3-0.
The Penguins start the period with the bruisers on the ice Godard and Bissonnette to cool down the ruckus Colton Orr was trying to start at the end of the second nothing comes of it. Pens hold it down deny the Rangers a point and take a game from the Rangers moving the Pens into 8th place and back in the playoff picture.
I've got a feeling Pittsburgh's going to the Super Bowl!!! There was only one time in this game that I was scared the Steelers were going to lose and that was when I saw Ben in the tunnel and Byron Leftwich warming up. I thought great there goes the season, nothing against Leftwich he is a good NFL QB but he has never played a big game like this before. Ben came back didn't miss a series Steelers go on to beat down the Ratbirds and are Tampa bound to beat up on some more birds.