The Pens obviously didn’t let the last few losses get them down. They came back strong last night and scored four goals against the Maple Leafs. If you watch the TV above, you’ll see that the game was strange. The score was tied at 1 and with about 14 minutes on the clock in the second period, Sergei Gonchar scored a power-play shot – but nobody noticed. Then, about 15 seconds later, Gonchar got caught tripping Alexei Ponikarovsky. This prompted the officials to review the action . That’s when they noticed that Gonchar actually got a goal! If it weren’t for the tripping call, the Pens wouldn’t have received credit for scoring. Instead of awarding the Leafs a penalty shot, Gonchar got stuck with a hooking penalty that landed him in the box. Seconds after he got back on the ice, Gonchar slammed the puck back into the net again, making it 3-1.
There were a few funny quotes about the whole situation:
“That was weird,” Crosby said.
Added Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury: “I was a little confused when all that happened.”
Finally, who could forget that goal by Sidney Crosby in the 3rd!
Marc-Andre Fleury was on fire last night as well when he stopped 42 out of 43 shots for the Penguins.
Watch them play the Wild in Minnesota on Monday, January 11th at 8:00pm. Click here to listen to the game live online.