The Pittsburgh Penguins lost to the Edmonton Oilers in a shootout, 2-1 in their third game of the season. for about 54 minutes the Pens were in the lead, but to say they were in control would not be appropriate.
Edmonton's return to glory may still be a few years off, but in this game their young players were on full display. Much of the game was highlighted by Brent Johnson making big saves against the future stars.
In what seems to be a recurring theme, a third period comeback (is one goal really a comeback?) wasted a lead and the team's solid play. Unfortunately, one of last year's themes, power play failure, set the table for Edmonton to gain the extra point in the shootout.
All in all, the trip to Western Canada was a success. A 2-0-1 record to start the season put the team right where they want and expect to be, near the top of the standings.
The team now returns to Pittsburgh to take on the Florida Panthers at the Consol Energy Center. Take a look at the slides for six things to watch for in that game.
I will be tweeting during the game once again. If you feel the need, check that out @shootinthepuck .