So what happened?
Crosby or no Crosby - the Pens have had two good indications over the past two games that they have some work to do if they want to be considered one of the top teams in the East.
The Pens started out well for the first few shifts, and then the wheels fell off of the wagon. By the time the wagon was repaired, the Pens were down 3-0 and had a hole to climb out of. They almost made it to the top, but couldn't quite get there. Against a team like the Flyers (and a goalie like Bryzgalov), you can't get down like that and expect to come back. It just doesn't happen very often.
What I'd love to know is, how do we get 11 minor penalties called in the first two periods and then ZERO in the third? Did the guys suddenly tighten up their play to avoid the calls? I doubt it.
The Pens and Flyers both had ample opportunities on the power play, and each team cashed in once. The Pens, however, had a far bigger chance when they failed to score on a five-on-three during ...