Nice speed and moves from JvR in this period. Now we just needs consistency.
The Pens are missing assignments on the far side of the play (not sure how to describe this in English... might not make any sense) quite often. A great pass by Timonen(?) to Voracek who unfortunately has a terrible shot.
How Brière wasn't penalized for throwing away the Pens player's stick, I don't know.
Ugly hit by Staal, I wonder what Timonen said/did to earn him his penalty. I don't think that hit should be suspension worthy, but I think it would be a good idea to have a misconduct tacked onto the penalty. Make it a 2+10 and the player is off the ice for a considerable amount of time, while it's still just a 2 minute pp.
The refs are about to lose this game. Not much discipline from either team right now, everyone looking to make the big hit rather than actual defense. Orpik smashed Meszaros. Meszaros looking to hit Malkin more than he was looking to defend. Only for to let up when he got a good shot at hitting Cooke into tomorrow... wtf Mes?
I don't like to complain about the refs, but these have been horrible. For both teams. Somehow they've probably managed to **** the Islanders in this game.
Giroux has to stop with those behind the back passes off the wall. That 5-3 was absolutely terrible. Timonen being schooled by Matt Cooke is not something I want to see. Still, Bryzgalov shouldn't allow those goals.
I like Wellwood when we have a healthy lineup. He compliments the two linemates he'll have better than Sestito or Scrabbles would. Rinaldo might still get the spot though, he brings some energy and strength that Wellwood lacks.
****. We're starting off playing like **** in the third... Not often you see Timonen like this...