Monday, March 26, 2012

GTOPG: We want to, but we just can't; Pens Win 5-2

By Finesse

In a perfect world, we'd write a long, thorough recap and then do a 2-hour podcast about the Pens win over New Jersey before spending the final hour of the podcast discussing Ames Brown's recent tweets revealing that he lives in a Playboy-Mansionesque house filled to the brim with dumped ex-Bachelor contestants, but for an abundance of reasons, it just can't happen today.  We will be much more on top of things this week.

Huge win.  That the Pens seem to be having no trouble scoring 5 goals against Marty Brodeur is encouraging, to say the least.  Go Pens.

Yeah right.


  1. I don't think I ever underestimated Flower's importance to this team. But the two games this weekend solidify for me - beyond any shadow of a doubt - that he should be a Vezina candidate at least.

    For him to put up the numbers he does in the Pens high risk/high reward system is incredible (as poor Brad would attest to). Our G/G would be way down if they couldn't leave him out to dry with regularity. He just doesn't give up bad goals anymore: just an incredible season for the Flower.

    1. And yes, I'm deliberately ignoring the gaff behind the net last night. He just wouldn't be Flower if his puck handling didn't screw him at least every once in a while :)

  2. Those little "Fleurys" behind the net with the puck are why we love him.

  3. Though, really, in this case, it was Sid's fault anyway. I probably shouldn't have even implied that it was Flower being Flower (it's just kinda habit to assume it was him).

  4. It's not even about whose fault it is. About once every 10 starts, something terrible happens when Fleury goes behind his net to play the puck. That's just the way it is, and apparently will be, forever. He more than makes up for it elsewhere (and has actually improved his puck handling from where it was a few years ago).