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Varlamov Broken? – Pittsburgh Penguins – PenguinPoop Blog

Varlamov Broken?

Old Reg had to go out and celebrate the victory big time last night.  So in an abbreviated segment, I would like to look beyond the Ovechkin hit.  Let’s not forget the Pens won a huge game last night.  I think the best news of the whole thing is that they broke Varlamov.  In a game where the Pens had as few shots on goal as they did, they beat Varlamov 5 times.  Some of those goals were downright soft.  Thus proving that this kid is human.  It will be interesting to see how he bounces back from a tough outing.

 

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On a separate note, it appears the Pens have found the secret to beating the Caps.  Fleury must give up a bad goal very early in the game.  He did it again last night, but the team appears to rally big time around these bad goals.

Notes:

  • It seems to be easier to win when Crosby is joined on the scoresheet by some of his teammates.
  • Though Fleury gave up a bad goal early, he made a spectacular save later in the game.  
  • Last night was the most “invisible” I have seen Malkin all playoffs.  It is hard for me to be critical of him at all, but he followed up one of the best games I have witnessed with probably his least effective.
  • The Pens gave up another goal that was the direct result of a blatant missed call by the refs in the third period.
  • How about Talbot stepping up in Sykora’s place.
  • Or how about Satan showing he can contribute.

I hope the Pens can take this momentum and seal the deal in these next two games.

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7 Comments

  1. Jesselvis's Gravatar Jesselvis
    May 9, 2009 at 3:41 pm | Permalink

    Judging by the way the Pens couldn’t hit the open net yesterday, you have to wonder if varlemov has ever been any good to begin with.

  2. Jesselvis's Gravatar Jesselvis
    May 9, 2009 at 3:33 pm | Permalink

    Without Brashear, definitely send in Godard and just have him start punching ovechkin, let them get third guy in. Someone in the league has to do it. Bylsma will be my all time favorite coach if he dresses Godard.

  3. A Slick's Gravatar A Slick
    May 9, 2009 at 2:46 pm | Permalink

    Goddard in the lineup would be interesting, for this reason. I’d line him up directly over Ovechkin. Right from the start. Will Ovechkin ignore him? I think he would but the message would be sent. Everyface off put Godard in his face. Yapping at him about being a whacko unti Ovechkin drops his gloves. In the box 5 for fighting (at least) or too the hospital and Penguins score on the PP – either Boucher or Goligoski doesn’t matter.
    My bet is if the challenge was there he backs down. He wants to be known as a bad ass and yet no one has tried to kick his ass yet either.
    This also would have them dress the loser Brashear for the next game and we send them packing – like usual.

  4. McLovin's Gravatar McLovin
    May 9, 2009 at 2:15 pm | Permalink

    Is the NHL even looking at the hit? I haven’t heard anything.

  5. PENZRGR8's Gravatar PENZRGR8
    May 9, 2009 at 11:37 am | Permalink

    Tonight will tell for sure abour Varlomov.

    No suspension for A-Hole due to possible rioting. Just a quote from CAPS fans.

    GO PENS!

  6. Penguin871's Gravatar Penguin871
    May 9, 2009 at 11:21 am | Permalink

    If that is correct the Penguins need to put Godard in the lineup tonight, have him intentionally injure Ovechkin, then sign him to a three year deal the day after he gets suspended. The NHL obviously doesn’t care about the players, so why should they care.


            

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