Canucks at Penguins: The Overview
If you missed today’s matchup, you missed a classic. After a pretty even matchup with a good Canucks team, the Penguins win in a (4-3) shootout. What is a Canuck you may ask? A Canuck is a slang term which means Canadian. The Penguins benefited from goals from Sidney Crosby, Chris Kunitz, and Olli Maatta. In the shootout, the lone goal was scored from a 5 foot backhand by Evgeni Malkin. In Hockey, as long as you make it to OT, you will earn at least a point. So, the Canucks will earn a point in the 4-3 Over Time Loss (OTL). The same principal holds true in a shoot out loss (SOL). However, the overall record and OTL and SOL displays as a tie. Weird, huh? This win takes the Penguins record to (7-1-0), while the Canucks fall to (5-3-1). See what is next up for each club below:
Sunday, October 20 @ Columbus Blue Jackets (2-4)
Monday, October 21 vs. Colorado Avalanche (6-1)
This should be a great matchup as the Penguins and the Avalanche are the two top teams in the NHL.