Last game they needed more defense and in the beginning the Pens had it, but maybe too much. They seemed to much on the defense and the Islanders getting to much zone time. The Pens weren't attacking back, just chasing the puck around in their own zone. This lead to the Isles scoring first after a great puck control cycle that couldn't be cleared.
The period ended with the Pens down. They didn't seem to come out with much effort. Then Duper lighted a spark with a short handed goal.
Sid right under the visor. He went down and was bleeding quite a bit. He left the ice to go to the locker room. Good news ones he returned and they don't think it is broken. He didn't need stitches, after the game it was just swollen.
The Islanders took back over in the second period. With both a power play goal and a short handed goal. The Pens seemed to be absent from the play. The power play had five forwards and with that it was dangerous play, the Isles took advantage. This is when Tanger is needed most.
The Islanders started the scoring in the third period. The Pens seemed to be unresponsive and then Staal scored to fire them up. It seemed a little to late.
The Pens emptied the net and Geno was able to rifle on into the net. It was not enough for the Pens to come back. When emptying the net once again the Islanders scored an empty net.
A aggravating point was the Pens seemed to be pass to much, just for a perfect play and not shooting. That is not getting to their game. Towards the end they started and it helped. They should of done it from the beginning and it would of made a huge difference.
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