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Asham, a free agent who has played for every team in the Atlantic Division except for the New York Rangers, signed with the Penguins late in the free agent season, (Aug. 20), taking a one year deal worth $700,000. He has said all along he favored the Penguins because he thought he would have a chance to lift the Cup with them.
"I checked my options to see what I had," he said. "It was either shoot it into his shin pads or fake a shot and go around him. I'm just happy it worked out."
That experience, he said, serves as good motivation for this spring.
two top scorers who are injured, Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin.
On this night, Asham, known more as a rugged bottom six forward than a clutch goal scorer, filled in.
Especially when you have missed big chunks of the regular season.
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"I'm getting a little old, but it's always nice to score on your birthday," the Penguins' forward said after he scored a back breaking goal on his 33rd birthday in a 3 0 victory against Tampa Bay in the playoff opener at Consol Energy Center.
It was Asham's 53rd career playoff game, but nearly half came last year.
In a tense, physical game that was scoreless going into the third period, Alex Kovalev broke the stalemate to give the Penguins a 1 0 lead at 6:05. Asham followed 18 seconds later with an important goal that knocked the Lightning back on its heels.
Asham missed the first nine games of the season because of a shoulder injury sustained in a preseason game.
And, as he pointed out, "We got the win and we've got three more to go" to eliminate Tampa Bay and move to the second round.
Lightning goaltender Dwayne Roloson squared up, so Asham opted to try a wraparound.
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"I just faked a shot and got a step on the [defenseman Mike Lundin]," Asham said.
He found out Wednesday night that goals are better than candles, and wins are better than boxes with bows.
He then missed 21 games because of a concussion he got Feb. 1, returning March 21. He sat out a couple more games over the ensuing stretch run because of a minor injury and had one point, an assist, in the eight games he played after he returned from the concussion.
"I want to win a Stanley Cup. We're 15 [wins] away."
"He had a good run with Philly last year," said defenseman Brooks Orpik, who got one of his two assists on Asham's goal. "You remember the ones in the playoffs a lot more than you remember the ones from game 45 or 50."
"I basically shot it into an empty net," Asham said, calling the goal "more luck" than savvy.
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The other Lightning defenseman on the ice, Eric Brewer, anticipated the play and was at the left post. He poked Asham's shot away but not far. It went right back out to Asham near the bottom of the circle, and Roloson was caught out of position.
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On a 3 on 3 rush with fourth line mates Craig Adams and Mike Rupp, Asham zoomed down the right side of the Tampa Bay zone.
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