The other two teams with major 3rd period comeback wins on 1/31/12 were the Boston Bruins and the Pittsburgh Penguins. The black and yellow really seemed to be rocking the 3rd period last night!
The Bruins had a strong scoring streak near the end of the game to make them victorious against the Ottawa Senators. The Bruins started off strong with the first goal of the game (A power-play goal courtesy of Chara’s monster slapper from the blue line). The end of the 1st and the 2nd didn’t go as well for Boston. They were trailing 3-1 until the last minute of the 2nd when they started to make their comeback. Their last goal was scored with 12:51 left in the 3rd period to make the game 4-3 which ended up being the final.
Highlights from the Bruins game:
The Penguins game was equally exciting with Pittsburgh coming back from a 4-1 deficit in the 3rd period. The game ended in a tie at 4-4. This tie was made when Center Evgeni Malkin scored the Penguins 4th goal with 0.6 seconds left in regulation. OT went scoreless and Malkin was the only one to score in the shootout to gain the Pittsburgh win. Many Toronto fans were very angry with the outcome of this game because of a re-called goal from the first two minutes of play. Officials said Lupul was penalized for goaltender interference- and I have to say, I did not see what the officials saw.
Check that out here:
Pens/Leafs Highlights, Goaltender Interference Call
Do you think the Pens deserved that win against the Leafs? Is Malkin getting enough credit from the news and the NHL for what he is doing for Pittsburgh? Does anyone see the supposed goaltender interference?
Let me know in the comments!
The only thing I’d change is that the B’s are “Black and Gold” vs Pens “Black and Yellow”. But I understand your use of the one term description for both…for simplicity sake. By the way, good article.
Thanks! I really appreciate it! (The pens are actually black and vegas gold… but i thought they both have a connection to Wiz Khalifa’s song “black and yellow”)
Don’t try to set a precedent with the B’s and Pens as both having Black and Yellow/Gold colors. The B’s are and always have been recognized as ‘the’ “Black and Gold”(regardless of a song) and the Pens colors have always been recognized as “Black and Yellow”.
The goaltender interference was a terrible call. No contact at all.
Malkin is an outstanding talent who is at the top of his game