Penguins Looking Better
That was a big win last night, at home against the best team in hockey so far this season. Detroit came in without Jimmy Howard (who is on my fantasy team) in net, however, and the Penguins took advantage of that very early in the game. Jordan Staal scored in the sixth minute of the first period when Detroits goalie got stuck behind net, leaving a gimme for Staal to push in. The Penguins never really lost control after that, but Chris Kunitz (also on my fantasy team) put in the Pens third goal of the night to put them up by two in the second period.
Even without Crosby in the lineup, the Penguins are playing much better hockey the last couple weeks, and will need to keep it up to catch the Flyers.