After Slow Start to Season, Pittsburgh Penguins Come Back Stronger Than Ever

October 20th, 2010 by Melissa Bauer-Herzog Leave a reply »
This time last week, Pittsburgh fans were watching their team flounder with a record of 4-1-3-0 and no wins in the new arena.  
The slow start had fans and players alike wondering what was going on as they were defeated by teams they should have handily won against. Even Captain Sidney Crosby didn’t seem overly optimistic of his team’s luck turning around before the team’s chance at the playoffs was gone.

“We have to eliminate some mistakes,” Crosby said after their 4-3 loss to the then undefeated Toronto Maple Leafs.

The next game found back-up goal tender Brent Johnson in the net for the second time this season and a re-energized team on the ice as they went for their first win in the CONSOL Energy Center. A 3-2 overtime win against the New York Islanders got the proverbial monkey off their back and rejuvenated the energy of their fans.

“We won’t have to answer questions about it anymore. It’s good to get the first one for sure – especially for the fans.” Defenseman Alex Goligoski said after the game.

The most surprising part of the first games was the lack of performance f ...

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