Kris Letang and the Penguins beat the Hurricanes 3-1 in Raleigh!
I didn’t attend the game due to illness but I did watch it at home because it was televised locally. What a great game and win for the Penguins! I can’t wait to attend games next season and support Kris and the Pens!
Kris received his 29th assist on the 2nd period Sidney Crosby goal! That’s his 34th point of the season so far. Penguins started the game off shaky, getting a few penalties but then settled down scoring twice (2nd and 3rd periods). The lone goal for the Hurricanes came from their young star, Jeff Skinner.
Snap Shots: Pens 3, Canes 1
*The Pens won’t make excuses for themselves. Mike Sullivan refused to do so this morning, saying they had to find ways to fight through the challenges of the schedule and the way to do that was to play smart hockey and use their brains so that they didn’t have to waste energy.
But I think that schedule (this was their fourth game in six nights) and injuries – especially to the back end – are starting to catch up with them, because they really struggled in that regard tonight. The Pens weren’t making the smartest decisions with and without the puck, particularly in their own end. But keep in mind a blue line already missing Justin Schultz and Olli Maatta lost Trevor Daley, who left after the first period and did not return. They gutted this one out and now have three days off before the Stadium Series on Saturday, and it will be a much-needed and well-deserved mental and physical break.