Monday, December 22, 2008

Pens Win A Thriller

Rarely will you see such a hotly contested call in a sporting event. I mean that goal defined borderline. The above photo is the best one that I could find online of the goal, but if you get a chance to watch the replay, I'd highly recommend it just to see how close Sid's stick was to being illegally positioned. This made last week's Santonio controversy look obvious by comparison.

Thankfully, though, much like Santonio's catch, this one went in our favor, even though I was pretty skeptical, and it led to a very important W for the Penguins. After that lackluster loss to the Maple Leafs the other night, there was some serious concern as to the direction of this team right now. And despite the fact that it required some serious luck to put this W on the board, the good teams find crazy ways like this to win, especially against a team they are fighting tooth-and-nail against for a playoff spot right now.

It will be interesting to see how the Pens fare tomorrow night at home against Tampa Bay in day two of the double dip. I'll be in attendance, so I'll be sure to keep you posted on how they look from the first-hand perspective, let's hope its a worthwhile night.

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