It’s the season finale. And I have to admit, it was a pretty good one. Although any type of finale seems good after How I Met Your Mother. The Senators take on the Penguins, trying to win to make Anaheim’s pick only kind of really good, and to have a four point lead over the Leafs.
The Penguins opened the scoring 15 minutes into the first period. Chris Kunitz, Jussi Jokinen, and James Neal perfectly executed two passes on the rush. What initially looked like Neal’s goal turned out to be Jokinen’s. His pass intended for Neal went off of Eric Gryba‘s foot, and squeaked between Robin Lehner‘s legs. Kyle Turris tied the game with just over a minute left in the period. Erik Karlsson sent him a beautiful cross-zone pass, giving Turris tons of open net to shoot at.
The Penguins took back the lead at the 5 minute mark of the second. Brian Gibbons won the faceoff, getting the puck back to Beau Bennett. Bennett’s shot was deflected by Lee Stempniak, and got past Lehner. Yet again, the Senators tied the game with a late period goal. Patrick Wiercioch‘s shot was stopped by Jeff Zatkoff, but Mark Stone got the puck over his pad. 2-2 with less than 3 minutes left in the period.
The third period had no goals, so we were off to some extra hockey. This really is the never ending season.
As usual, overtime solved nothing. To the shootout we go.
Chances are you already know how this game ended up if you’ve watched any TV this morning. Spezza’s goal will be everywhere on highlight reels. I have no words to describe it. Scratch that, I have two: Patrick Kane. That’s the best comparison I can make.
In their next game, the Sens take on… Oh right…. It’s over.
What do i do now?