Unsung Heroes: Grinders Get It Done

Fight'n MulletContributor IMay 9, 2009

UNIONDALE, NY - FEBRUARY 16:  Rob Scuderi #4 of the Pittsburgh Penguins warms up before playing the New York Islanders on February 16, 2009 at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

In a series billed as the second coming of Bird vs Magic—featuring the three-headed monster.  Game four was decided by unsung heroes.  Third and fourth line players scored five of the eight goals.
     
For the Penguins it was Talbot and Fedontenko scoring on odd man breaks.  It was Eaton stripping Ovechkin in a one-on-one situation.  Satan was the one setting up Crosby for an easy goal.  Rob Scuderi let the team in minutes and was a plus three—and rightfully, earning the second star of the game.
    
These are the type of gritty games a team has to win in the playoffs—let's hope it can be repeated in back-to-back days.


Sidenote: Satan had his best game last night as a penguin—hitting, cycling, playing with emotion—Let's hope he keeps proving the critics, myself included, wrong.