Saturday, October 12, 2013
Krys Barch Goes Head over Heels in Panthers Home Opener
The Panthers notched a strong 6-3 victory over the previously undefeated Penguins in their home opener on Friday night, spearheaded by Brad Boyes third and fourth goals of the season, but temporarily the Panthers were head over heels when Penguins D-man Rob Scuderi layed this perfectly executed hip check on Krys Barch. It was enough to slow the Panthers down for a moment, but on this night the Panthers proved to be too good. The Panthers improved to 2-3 on the season with the win, and bounce back from a horrendous effort the night before in which they were crushed by their interstate rivals, the Tampa Bay Lightning, 7-2. "Being their home opener, not having a great game last game, we all expected they would come hard," Sidney Crosby said after the game. "They didn't surprise us and we didn't take them lightly at all. We didn't execute well."