This score absolutely flattered the Pens, I can’t remember the last time I watched a game where one team just made the other look foolish. I guess I haven’t seen enough Oiler games. Boo-yeah! But really, this was like watching a 50 minute Pittsburgh power play. Kiprusoff absolutely stood on his head for this one, making 24 saves in the first period alone.
I know that they are tired, it’s the end of a brutal road trip. But the mental mistakes, not being able to make/receive passes, and just getting plain out-worked can’t be all fatigue. Some of that was just that the Flames are old and slow, and if it wasn’t for their goaltender, this could have easily been an 8-1 game.
The 24 shots Kiprusoff faced in the first period was the most shots the Penguins have had in a period since their 25 in against San Jose in 1992. And man, did their captain ever make our captain look average.