Thursday, February 17, 2011
and just like that, Pens Winner. And Colorado's hopes of ending an 8 game skid...
Feels like only a couple weeks ago I was ripping Tyler Kennedy. I was. Now the dude is on fire. I believe he's got, like, 5 goals in his last 7 games...or something like that. Anyway...props to Mr Kennedy, stepping up in a big way. #1 Star worthy.
#2 Star to my boy Jordan Staal. 24 minutes of ice time. Goal scorer's goal on a 2-on-1 late in the 2nd to tie it at 2s. As JS skated down the right wing with Brett Sterling to his left, I coulda sworn I saw him tell Sterling to fuck off and get on his back. Buries it. Staal's a Beast.
With all due props to Fleury, who again gave the boys a chance to win, my #3 Star goes to W-B/S call-up Joe Vitale. Vitale notched his 1st NHL goal, and it was a beaut. Martin's tape, to Sterling's tape, to Vitale's tape, to the back of the net. Stick side, top shelf. Being down 1-Nil, this gave us hope. For the casual fan who doesn't know who Joe Vitale is, we did the work for you. A quick Google search provides you this...
What a stud.
go check out our favorite blog, the Pensblog for a better recap.
Two crackers in the Champions League yesterday. Arsenal comes back to beat my beloved Barca 2-1. As a footie fan, I enjoyed this one. Everyone should've. It will definitely make the 2nd leg back at the Camp Nou very enticing. As a fan, I'm still pretty confident Barca will pull through. A tad more nervous than last year, though :)
In the other match of the day, Shakhtar Donetsk took down Roma, 3-2 in Italy. Former Liverpool man John Arne Riise had another gaff leading to another big goal for an opponent in the CL. Reds fans will remember his own-goal blunder a couple years ago against Chelsea in the semis. I do. While perhaps not as dramatic, our hearts go out to this guy. Riise apologized post game.
While having the draw in this one (another loser 0-3), we're pretty confident the Shak will pull through in convincing style in the 2nd leg. I just don't see it in Roma.
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