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Video: First shot beats Marc-Andre Fleury

Jun 3, 2013, 9:10 PM EDT

Sometimes, changing a goalie can be a wise move even if a deficit isn’t just that netminder’s fault. There are occasional instances that the trailing team turns things around, whether it be mere coincidence or as a reaction to the swap.

It seemed like the Pittsburgh Penguins might just enjoy the jolt that came with replacing Tomas Vokoun with Marc-Andre Fleury, as Brandon Sutter gave them some immediate hope by cutting the Boston Bruins’ lead to 3-1:

As it turns out, that momentum shift appeared short-lived, as Brad Marchand did the same thing to “The Flower” as he did to Vokoun: scoring a goal on the first shot that netminder faced:

The Penguins face quite the conundrum, eh?

  1. micklethepickle - Jun 3, 2013 at 9:13 PM

    “But Beach Ball had two 40-win seasons! His career GAA is barely under 3!” – Every Pens fan on here this afternoon.

  2. kissmytaintpatriotsrule - Jun 3, 2013 at 9:17 PM

    Not a lot of Pittsburg commenters tonight. I guess it’s still early and dialup Internet does take awhile to connect.

    • sabatimus - Jun 3, 2013 at 9:29 PM

      What do you mean? Olzcyk and Pierre are at the game.

    • drone501 - Jun 4, 2013 at 7:47 PM

      no. our goalie situation is not good. and how about i dial up your wife? lol

  3. ironmike778 - Jun 3, 2013 at 9:19 PM

    The Pens are DONE!! Bruins win in 4 or 5. No question.

  4. bruinsyea - Jun 3, 2013 at 9:19 PM

    Iginla’s biggest regret….

    • chanceoffleury1 - Jun 3, 2013 at 11:51 PM

      Well he can look in the mirror if he wants to wonder why this is happening. He hasn’t done much to help the cause here the last 2 games. The leaders on the team need to step up if the Pens still want to turn this around. He is in that “leader” group. The Malkin line was really clicking the last 2 games of the Ottawa series. Winning that series in 5 may have been the worst thing that could have happened to them. Neal has had a few decent chances but Iggy has been pretty invisible. Bad passes, bad turnovers, bad defensive lapses. He just hasn’t looked good. Although you can say that about many guys on the team: Crosby, Letang, Malkin, etc. Iggy certainly isn’t the only problem on the roster.

  5. valoisjoeybfeld69 - Jun 3, 2013 at 9:21 PM

    Pens look like a herd of deer in headlights whereas the Bs are in complete control.

  6. spochiefsfan - Jun 3, 2013 at 9:23 PM

    Man, this is rough… Go Pens!!

    • kovodisc - Jun 3, 2013 at 10:08 PM

      I told my wife after the 3rd goal that if pitt can get one before the period is over that it could be a game changer. They got it….then Marchand happened (again) :)

      Tough night for pens fans..

  7. villi5ed - Jun 3, 2013 at 9:25 PM

    An offside on a 4-on-2?? GO PENS GO!

    Where is Leader Sid? Where is Bettman to stop the madness! The Penguins are the biggest fraud since AIG.

    • vismund11 - Jun 4, 2013 at 7:27 AM

      Thank you. Complete Frauds.

  8. philly4lyfe - Jun 3, 2013 at 9:25 PM

    you can tell by their body language. they just look defeated and are skating with their heads down during the stoppages, particularly on those last two or offsides calls.

  9. atwatercrushesokoye - Jun 3, 2013 at 9:26 PM

    Funny I don’t remember the real Gretzky ever having as poor of a playoff game as “Gretzky 2” is having tonight. Hopefully people will stop with the ridiculous comparison when they sit back and look at how Crosby has been very up and down this entire playoffs. 8 years in and Gretzky was completely rewriting NHL record books, 8 years in and Crosby’s whining about how the refs aren’t helping him.

    • blackhawksdynasty - Jun 3, 2013 at 10:15 PM

      For those of us who have been around long enough to remember watching Gretzky in his prime, there has never been a valid argument to compare those two. There’s only one Great One.

      • atwatercrushesokoye - Jun 3, 2013 at 11:01 PM

        You are correct, I don’t even think Crosby belongs anywhere near a conversation with Lemeiux, who was also spectacular to watch (the goal against Casey in 91 was incredible!) and might have been the only player to ever get near Gretzky’s numbers if it weren’t for injuries. Those are the two best players I’ve had the pleasure to watch live.

  10. jhuck92 - Jun 3, 2013 at 9:28 PM

    If the Pens can’t even get things done at home with this goaltending disaster, they’re going to get swept. Plain and simple. They’re choking again!

    • atwatercrushesokoye - Jun 3, 2013 at 9:33 PM

      That’s weird I remember TSN (Pierre Maguire I believe) gushing that the eastern conference fears Ray Shero last year at the draft, maybe if Ray had figured out that goaltending and defense were the biggest issues the Pens had then teams would actually fear him. Am I the only one wondering how Kris Letang could have possibly been nominated for the Norris trophy?

  11. drewsylvania - Jun 3, 2013 at 9:32 PM

    Moping. Pierre is MOPING. #homer

  12. andyisfat - Jun 3, 2013 at 9:35 PM

    Ha ha!

  13. amityvillefun - Jun 3, 2013 at 9:39 PM

    Crosby so needed this. A lesson in humility and maybe not to start fights with monsters and run behind the refs you ridicule in the press. Classy guy.

    I’ll take Bergeron any day, thank you very much. True class.

    Also, people call Chara dirty. I laugh at that. If he didn’t play with kid’s gloves, people would easily be beheaded by his elbows.

    Go Bruins.

  14. phillyphannn83 - Jun 3, 2013 at 9:40 PM


  15. bman7206 - Jun 3, 2013 at 9:42 PM

    Anyone seen Colossal lately? Just wondering how “The Franchise” looks…

  16. amityvillefun - Jun 3, 2013 at 9:51 PM


  17. girouxed - Jun 3, 2013 at 9:57 PM

    Stick a fork in em.

  18. girouxed - Jun 3, 2013 at 10:04 PM

    I think im going to add a Bruins jersey to my collection.

    Anyone who does the penguins like this is worthy of some of my money.

    • amityvillefun - Jun 3, 2013 at 10:21 PM

      The number 46 looks lovely this time of year.

      Just don’t send the check to Jacobs! Make to Chiarelli instead.

      Like taking candy from a Penguin.

    • drone501 - Jun 3, 2013 at 11:38 PM

      your mom was worthy of my money.

      • amityvillefun - Jun 3, 2013 at 11:54 PM

        That’s clever. You obviously spent hours dreaming up the perfect comeback.

      • turk16 - Jun 4, 2013 at 12:21 AM

        Don’t worry amity. He is just upset because it is past his bedtime and his team is getting exposed.

  19. cdoyle444cdoyle444 - Jun 3, 2013 at 10:37 PM

    6 to 1 = BLOODBATH!

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