Pens Storybook 2/82 Anaheim at Pittsburgh 10/15/16
The Pittsburgh Penguins have managed to win their second game if the season, and this time is was a lot less sloppy.
About the first half of the first period was a little rough for the Penguins, with the Duck in pretty much control. But Ian Cole's first goal of the game change the tide of the battle. Cole drifted a shot from the point past Bernier, thanks to the great screen set up by non other than Tom Kuhnackl.
Shortly after, Cam Fowler ties things up while the Ducks were on a 5 on 3 powerplay.
During the early stages of the second period, Johnathan Bernier makes a sloppy play with the puck, resulting in a pile in the crease. Conor Sheary somehow managed to get a stick on it for his first of the season. This goal is a great example of why you always play to the whistle, do not just allow the opposing goalie to make plays, put pressure on him, make his job hard as possible and good things can come out of it.
Of course Phil Kessel snipes a goal while on the powerplay to make things 3-1 Penguins. Not that it would stay as such for long, with Perry burying his own rebound to make the score 3-2. But unfortunately for the Ducks, that is all that could be mustered as Pittsburgh came out victorious.
Despite earning the W, this was not Pittsburgh's best game. They need to have better starts, come out playing hard and not be so laxed. If not for Marc-Andre Fleury, the Ducks could have ran away with the game early in the first. The Penguins still have plenty to show, so be ready. Sometimes, it just takes a couple of games to get into the groove of things.