Excuse the short post tonight, but hey, it's a non-divisional game at least.
The Pens win 4-2, at home, against a basement team. One could say at least both goals against were not at even-strength, but one could also point to the penalty kill. But Bobby Scuds, an important PK defenseman is coming back soon so perhaps it's easy to over-look.
The bottom line is a win for Pittsburgh and two more points in the standings. Evgeni Malkin closes the gap on the Art Ross trophy race with two points of his own (both at even-strength, for what it's worth) and Jordan Staal got the game's #1 star for nabbing the game winner.
On a night where two teams the Pens are jockeying for playoff positioning with (Montreal and Ottawa) both one, perhaps this will just end up being an easy game to hold serve with. Regardless, we're one game closer to the playoffs and one game closer to seeing the return of Scuderi, Sidney Crosby and the badass that you humans call Gary Roberts.
Finally, we leave you with an awesome stat-line of the night:
- Brooks Orpik: 24:08 icetime, 1 assist, +2, 9 hits, 2 blocked shots and 2 shots on goal.....Go ahead!
Onto the divisional sprint.