What is the NHL thinking this morning?
For those who haven’t checked out NHL.com yet this morning, the Game of the Night top billing goes to the hat tricks from Sykora and Dupuis in the Penguins’ 9-2 victory over the Islanders. Two hat tricks in one night is certainly a very special game. I had a chance to catch one last year when Joffrey Lupul and RJ Umberger pulled off that feat against the Pens at the Wachovia Center.
But let’s be honest here: who thought the Penguins would lose to the Islanders? And who thought it would be extremely tough for the top loaded Pens offense to score on Joey MacDonald? Or on Yanic Danis?
Meanwhile, the Flyers’ comeback win over the Carolina Hurricanes after being down by four goals is only second on the list. We may all have believed that the Flyers should beat a team with four defensemen with little-to-no NHL experience. But how many people actually thought they would pull out a victory when they saw the 5-1 Carolina score at the second intermission? Bueller? Bueller?
Craziness . . .