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Penguins/Canadiens – Game Seven – Pittsburgh Penguins – PenguinPoop Blog

Penguins/Canadiens – Game Seven

The Montreal Canadiens have forced a Game Seven.  You have to give them credit.  Once they got behind, facing elimination, they played their best hockey of the series.  The Penguins were not able to create the same level of desperation.  As Steigy once said, “You can’t play with desperation unless you’re desperate.”  Now both teams will be playing with equal fear of elimination.  This time the loser goes home. 

For most of this series, the Canadiens have played exactly the way that they wanted to.  Even with that being the case, the Penguins have dominated large portions of games.  The reason that there is a Game Seven is that the Canadiens have capitalized on a higher percentage of their scoring opportunities.  Fleury has not been at his best in the losses.  He is not to be held solely responsible for them.   Turnovers, defensive zone coverages, and the inability to clear the puck from their zone are all reasons for the goals against.  Not scoring as many goals as they could have is not all because of the play of Halak.  Some of these scoring chances have to be turned into shots that he has no chance of stopping.  We have heard this call many times after a goal has been scored — “The goalie had no way of stopping that shot.”  What does any of this mean as far as deciding who will win this series?  It means that if both teams play their best, and the best team wins, the Penguins will move on to the Eastern Conference Finals.  That’s the view from E-11.

Note — Fleury has always been at his best after a loss.  Here’s hoping he is again.

Note — Crosby is the best big game player in the league.  Here’s hoping he is-in this game.

Note — It might not be a bad idea to dress seven defensemen — Gologoski for offensive situations and McKee for defensive situations.  Tyler Kennedy could be removed from the lineup.  He has done as much nothing as Poni and Feds.  This also means that Malkin, Staal, and Crosby can take turns centering the fourth line, making it even more effective.

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12 Comments

  1. j.walker's Gravatar j.walker
    May 14, 2010 at 1:44 pm | Permalink

    he thinks hes mr hockey never the spoiled brat hes not the only one on the team to play hockey you need team members and stop showing off in front of mario

  2. Habs Fan's Gravatar Habs Fan
    May 12, 2010 at 12:22 pm | Permalink

    It’s nice to see Montreal finally getting some credit from a few Pittsburgh fans. Penguins have a very talented team and are showing signs of being the new dynasty team of the NHL. Should be an exiciting game to watch.

    • Gerald from Canada your master from the north's Gravatar Gerald from Canada your master from the north
      May 12, 2010 at 12:31 pm | Permalink

      DON’T BE FRIENDLY WITH THE ENEMY !!!!!!!!!!!!!! he needs to hanged forthwith (it means right now u idiots)

      • PJ's Gravatar PJ
        May 12, 2010 at 2:39 pm | Permalink

        Gerald,

        The only thing that you are master of is your own domain.

  3. section c3's Gravatar section c3
    May 12, 2010 at 3:19 am | Permalink

    The hockey Gods would NEVER allow an inferior squad win over the talent we have! As far as bringing in new talent this late in a series I say NO! Chemistry as well as guys that have kicked ass in a game 7 are worth way more than a chance at having minor leaguers try for the first time. As I called in game 5 FLOWER will be the #1 star in a game that the Pens will win 6-2! You heard it here!

    • notapensfan's Gravatar notapensfan
      May 12, 2010 at 4:42 am | Permalink

      The hockey Gods let an inferior squad win over Washington. It let an inferior squad win over New Jersey. It let an inferior squad win over Buffalo. Need I go on?

      Sorry, way I see it…. Montreal = team. Pittsburgh = 20 guys wearing the same shirt. If that continues, then Crosby and company can join Ovie on the golf course.

      • AJW's Gravatar AJW
        May 12, 2010 at 7:19 am | Permalink

        You think those 20 guys that have been to the Stanley Cup finals twice in a row don’t play as a team? Ah that Canadian sense of humor or lack of hockey knowledge, you have to love it.

      • ItsCanadiEns!'s Gravatar ItsCanadiEns!
        May 13, 2010 at 2:44 am | Permalink

        I’m pretty sure most of the hockey gods are Canadian…

    • Tommy's Gravatar Tommy
      May 13, 2010 at 5:43 am | Permalink

      Almost, actually Habs won 5-2 hahaha. GO HABS

  4. McLovin's Gravatar McLovin
    May 12, 2010 at 12:54 am | Permalink

    I like the 7th defenseman idea, but Letestu is who you would want to bench, breaking up the cooke staal kennedy line is not a good idea. Kennedy hasn’t got to goal scoring yet, but he missed 1/4 of the season and still had 13 goals while only playing 10 minutes a game. He will score.

    • Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
      May 12, 2010 at 3:20 am | Permalink

      no no no no no!

    • Gerald from Canada your master from the north's Gravatar Gerald from Canada your master from the north
      May 12, 2010 at 12:25 pm | Permalink

      i say that u neeeeeeeed to play letestube !!!!!! maybe it will allow him to finally locate his real his parents who might be watching the game . Have a heart dude


            

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