Remember when we were concerned about the Penguins winning the supposedly hyper-competitive Atlantic Division? No longer an issue. We know the Penguins are winning the Atlantic Division. They're now 14 points up on New Jersey. They're 16 points up on the Rangers. And the Pens are 21 points up on the Flyers, who come to town on Sunday night. This is all after playing 32 games, mind you.
Even though they were awful for much of the game in Long Island Friday night, the Penguins got heroic efforts from Tomas Vokoun, Brandon Sutter, Paul Martin, and Finesse, who led what looked like a stampede of Pens fans into Nassau Coliseum. And can't forget Matt Niskanen, who played 23 minutes and fired 5 shots on net almost immediately after we identified him as trade piece #1 on the roster. Touche, Matty Niskanen. Touche.
No parades, obviously. Still, fun times.