This is my experimentation with writing notes while the game is going on. I know it’s a little rough, but I still wanted to try it and hopefully by next season I’ll be better at this!
First Period Notes:
Nice to see Matt Niskanen and Joe Vitale back.
Kunitz-Malkin-Neal reunited after Coach Bylsma dappled with the lines last night.
Brent Johnson looks strong in return game, even though he let in a goal.
Penguins do not seem to be making the poor defensive decisions seen last night.
Vitale’s energy is unreal, what a different he makes on the ice.
PP1: Penguins convert early on Malkin’s 48th goal of the season – that’s a career high for him.
Buffalo’s Tyler Myers down on ice after being struck by a puck. He’s back on the bench, appears to be alright.
Great save by Johnson followed by a goal by the captain Sidney Crosby. The puck just trickled between Miller’s pads, but the Penguins have managed to take the lead in the third period. Assist by Pascal Dupuis on the goal gives him a career high.
Tyler Ennis gets one past Johnson as it bounces off the net minders pads. That’ll be one Johnson wants back at the end of the night.
Talk of pulling Johnson has already lit up my Twitter feed. Give the guy some credit, and remember that last’s performance by Marc-Andre Fleury wasn’t his best either but there weren’t calls to yank him. Johnson looked pretty decent in that first period and made a few nice saves. If he lets in a goal or two more though, I would say it’s time for the Flower to come in.