00.9 seconds. That’s all the Pens had to kill to take yesterday’s game into a shootout, where they’re 9-3. But the Flyers had to ruin everything – a share of first place, the 12-game win streak, the game…the Pens got none of that.
Instead, they had to settle for one point because the world’s biggest douche since Osama and Saddam beat the buzzer. The Pens left Scott Hartnell wide open coming off the bench and he beat Marc-Andre Fleury to give the Flyers a 3-2 overtime win.
It couldn’t have been a worse ending to a game that the Pens had every chance to win. Had Jags scored the game winner, it would’ve been eh…hell, it wouldn’t even have been as bad if it was Briere that beat us. But for Hartnell to score the deciding, his second of the game, it just sucked.
Hartnell and his mop top were up to their usual dick baggery all afternoon. He tried running Kris Letang several times…as usual. After Letang laid out Jags half way through the second, Hartnell tried to retaliate but *************** him and Hartnell ended up smashing his teammate Zac Rinaldo’s face with his stick.
Then five minutes into the third, Hartnell two-handed Paul Martin after the whistle and tried to fight the nerdiest guy in the history of the league. Of course he tried pick a fight with Martin, who didn’t even fight back the bullies who used to steal his lunch money – Hartnell only goes after lesser muscle; he’s all talk. So Chris Kunitz decided he wasn’t going to give Hartnell the option to fight, he was just going to destroy Hartnell whether he fought back or not. Kunitz pounded him for a good couple of minutes even while the refs tried to stop him, and he dropped a nice forearm shiver to Hartnell’s face right against the ice.
All that abuse on Hartnell’s waste of a body just made it that much worse when he scored the game-winner. It sucked…BIG TIME. Now the Pens are 1-2-1 against Philthy this year but still have two more games against them to get some payback.
The Pens should have won this game easily, they way they came out firing the puck. They outshot the Flyers 17-8 in the first, 10-2 in the second and 40-27 for the game. They outhit the Flyers 36-33. And they won the turnover battle. But this one was just a typical Philthy game that pissed you off. Before you start tying your nooses, this wasn’t the end of the world; the Pens still own the longest win streak in the NHL and are still just one point behind the Rangers for first place. It just sucked super bad because it was the Flyers…and Hartnell.
Craig Adams scored in the first and Geno Malkin scored in the second to give the Pens a 2-0 lead heading into the third. It seemed like the Pens were well on their way to No. 12 but two Philthy goals within the first five minutes changed the momentum big time. After that, it was like the Pens were playing from behind. And it ended up costing them a point.
One is better than zero, boys.