Stewie Griffin wrote:Now then, I’m going to do something I call the “compliment sandwich”, where I say something good, then talk about where you need improvement, and then end with something good.
Something good: Darryl Sydor back in the lineup. I've maintained since the start of camp that he still has some good hockey left in him and he's good enough to be in the top 6 on this team right now. He looked rusty with the puck on his stick, but considering how infrequently he's been in a game lately, I think it's to be expected. Positionally, he was good and I think he's a good guy to have playing when you also have young guys like Kris Letang and Alex Goligoski logging important minutes.
Where they need improvement: Brooks Orpik's "Guh!" moment. No one was more upset about it than Orpik, but they overcame it and while he may not being laughing about it today, the rest of the team probably is.
Something good: Winning as a team. The Pens got contributions all the way through their lineup and it all added up to a 4-1 home win.