The Pens and Rangers have played a carbon copy of this game late in the season for what seems like forever now. The game is tight-checking, hard-hitting, and there is bad blood all over the place.
Friday night fit the bill After two mild periods, the third period turned into a little bit of everything. While Henrik and MAF dueled, Douglas Murray killed Brian Boyle, Matt Cooke went after the Rangers bench, and Rick Nash actually did something that mattered. Just a great game.
In the end, Fleury was outrageously good and basically won the game by himself.
Looking at the standings. a month from today, the Pens and Rangers could be in the throes of a seven-game dance. If that happens, good gawd.
Tyler Kennedy became possibly the first player in NHL history to go from the first line to the fourth line in like 4 seconds.
Morrow had his best period as a Pen, hitting ****. ...