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So what happened?
This was a surprise. The only other game this season that was this lopsided was Crosby's return against the Islanders.
The Pens dominated almost from the drop of the puck. Chris Kunitz established a physical tone early on, and the team (and crowd) fed off of that and never looked back.
It didn't hurt that they were playing against two goalies (Miller and Enroth) that couldn't stop a beach ball from going in their net, much less a puck.
Flower played well and made a few key saves early on (specifically one on Derek Roy) that could have turned the game another way.
Much credit goes to the coaches, who found a way to keep the players focused and working despite the big lead. Too many times, the Pens have jumped out to an early lead only to lay off. There was no relaxation in their game last night.
Geno, by the way, had a five point night, including a hat trick. It was his seventh in his career.
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