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Despite Roberts Press Conference, Pens Still Lose

Tuesday was a good day and a bad day for the Penguins. On the good side, they picked up Gary Roberts, Georges Laraque, Joel Kwiatkowski, and Nolan Schaefer. On the bad side, they waved goodbye to Noah Welch, Dominic Moore, and Danny Carcillo. On the good side, they welcomed Roberts to town with a press conference between periods. On the bad side, they also welcomed the New Jersey Devils to the Arena.
New Jersey brought their boring style to the Igloo and subsequently shut down the league's 3rd-highest-scoring team. The Pens are in the midst of a rare scoring slump, with just one goal (on a 5-on-3) in the last two games. It was only the third time this year the Penguins have been shut out. Detroit pulled off the goose egg in the second game of the year, and the Devils and Martin Brodeur shut them out on December 26.
On this night, Brodeur stopped all 31 shots he faced. His shutout tonight, the 12th of his season, moved him into a third place tie on the all-time list with 92 shutouts. Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 23 of 24, posting a solid effort after a few shaky performances from Penguin netminders.
All in all, it was another tough loss for our favorite hockey team. There's not much more to say; there were no fights, no Penguin goals, and no goalies pulled. It's a typical Devils game. So we need something to lift our collective spirits. And what better way than a video gallery of the best of Georges Laraque (other than his all-time best, the mic'd up version I posted earlier).

"Best Of" 2005-06 Season Compilation

"Versus Derek Boogaard, 11/14/06"

"Vs. Rob Ray"

"Vs Darcy Hordichuk 2/1/07"

"Vs. Donald Brashear"

"Vs. Darren McCarty"

"Vs. Chris Simon"

"Vs. Krzysztof Oliwa"

"Battling Racism in the NHL"

1 comment:

AJ said...

I don't want to start any unnecessary panic, but did anybody else notice that Laraque wasn't wearing a helmet in that snowmobile picture posted earlier?

I'm just saying...