If you’re a Penguins fan (and I hope you are if you visit PSaMP), this past weekend really made you step back and say “Sweet,” or “Kickass” a bunch of times. Considering how Philly started the season and the way the Pens stumbled outta the gate, the current standings in the Atlantic Division should blow your mind.
Currently, the Penguins are 3 points ahead of the nearest competitor, New Jersey, in the Atlantic. Before the weekend started, we were tied with Philly for the lead. Two wins in two days (one of ‘em against Philly), couldn’t have come at a better time. And it couldn’t have happened to a
better more-hated team.
What makes this even better is the emergence of Geno. How can a Rookie of the Year emerge the following year? Well, if the consensus best player in the league goes down with a high ankle sprain and all you do is score 8 goals and 13 assists in the 10 games without said player…then you’ve arrived. Its even better when the team goes 6-2-2 during that 10 game stretch.
So yeah, with all the positioning going on in the Atlantic lately, a 3 point lead is like the Grand Canyon (see, I got to it). Now, with Sid and MAF returning in the forseeable future, its time to lengthen the gap.