If Paul Martin hadn't erased two years of disappointing play with his spectactular start to this season, a game-winning goal with under 3 minutes to play would've done the trick, too. Man, that is ******* huge. It's reminiscent of the big moments Sergei Gonchar used to provide.
But Martin wasn't the only hero on Hockey Day in America. Look no further than who was on the ice when Martin scored. The top line of Kunitz-Crosby-Dupes was a factor all game long. They helped tie the game and were on the ice for the winner. Crosby is settling in big-time, and Kunitz and Dupes are the perfect sidekicks.
Watching the Pens win in Buffalo is always rewarding. Buffalo fans are probably the biggest hidden assholes in the NHL.
It was a big win for the Pens for several reasons. Number one, they were able to stage a third-period comeback. Number two, they got more points on the road. 8-2-0 this year. Oh, and they've scored first in every road game.