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A Cliff's Notes version of the Pens opener highlights:

--The Pens topped the Blue Jackets by a 5-4 count in an overtime that no players, coaches, officials, or media members wanted to see.

--Chris Kunitz's goal 44 seconds into the OT gave the Pens the victory. Overtime has been friendly to Pittsburgh teams of late.

--The Pens trailed 3-0 after two but were brought back by two Sidney Crosby goals early in the third. Crosby was using a new type of stick.

--Chris Conner tied it at three at 13:44. He got high praise from Phil Bourque on Mark Madden's show on Wednesday for his effort.

--After falling behind 4-3, Kunitz scored the tying goal late in the third period.

--Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 16 of 19 in two periods of work.

--The consensus from a number of angles is that Eric Tangradi was impressive last night. He assisted both of the Crosby goals.

--Mathieu Garon stopped 21 of 21 shots against his former team.

--The Pens outshot Columbus, 42-28.

--15,766 in attendance last night at Mellon.

--During his Wednesday show, Mark Madden was critical of substitute PA annoucer Ryan Mill, who's filling in while John Barbero recovers from a medical condition. On Mill's style, Madden, "it sounded like a monster truck rally".

--Alyonka Larionov sang the National Anthem last night.

--The Pens pared their roster by 10 today. Forwards Keven Veilleux, Casey Pierro-Zabotel, Aaron Boogaard and Nicholas Petersen, defensemen Brian Strait, Alex Grant and Lane Caffaro and goalie Jordan Parise were assigned to Wilkes-Barre's training camp. Forward Nathan Moon was returned to his junior team in Kington, Ontario; defenseman Jamie Hunt was released.

--Geno Malkin says he's got 10 fingers and therefore wants 10 rings. I've got no problem with that.

--The Pens' next game is at Mellon Arena on Friday against Toronto.

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1 comment:

Louis Lipps is my homeboy said...

Speaking of rings, have the Pens gotten theirs yet? I wonder what they look like.