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10/02/09-Rangers vs. Penguins: W 3-2

The Penguins opened up with a good start to the season, posting a 3-2 win against a Ranger team that seemed to still be a little rough around the edges.  

It’s kind of hard to say a lot about the first game of the year since the last one the Penguins played meant everything, and these days the standings don’t start to take shape until January or February.  At any rate Alex Goligoski had 2 assists despite looking pretty jittery for the first half of the game.  Fleury had an amazing save to keep a win within reach, Jay McKee wasn’t noticeable in a good way, and the Penguins big guns picked up right where they left off last year with all of them contributing.  

Despite having an iffy groin Crosby looked like he was in midseason form.  He was difficult to knock off the puck and pursued loose pucks with blazing speed, causing a lot of chances.  Malkin looked fine, although he had some uneventful shifts, which to me is a biproduct of his lackluster linemates.  I don’t have a problem with Fedotenko but when Dupuis is his complement on the other side there’s just not much there to work with.  We’ll see how they do until Talbot comes back but hopefully that’s sooner rather than later no matter what happens.  

The good thing about this game was everything was pretty much status quo.  A handful of guys were pretty silent but you’ll have that in any game of the season.  Two points to start the season and the Penguins look like they’re on their way to a solid year so far (for what it’s worth).

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  1. Dan
    October 3, 2009 at 2:08 pm

    Can’t complain much about that game. Although somethings never change with Staal missing a few key opportunities, but no reason to pick on him already! I thought some of the passing was a little sloppy but it’s game 1 so whatever. I just hope Dupuis getting the nod over Kennedy for Malkin’s wing (not that I think he should be there) shuts the idiot fans up who think he’s actually top 2 line talent.

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