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Penguins Update: Sid and Geno by the Numbers – Pittsburgh Penguins – PenguinPoop Blog

Penguins Update: Sid and Geno by the Numbers

pp0457There seems to be a growing perception among Penguins fans that superstars Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin haven’t done much in the playoffs since achieving total domination during the black-and-gold’s Cup run of 2009. This prompted me to do a little research.

Here are Crosby and Malkin’s postseason numbers since ’09, including Games 1-3 of this year’s opening-round series with Columbus:

Player

Games

Goals

Assists

Points

+/-

PPG

Sidney Crosby

36

16

30

46

-1

1.28

Evgeni Malkin

37

12

26

38

-4

1.03

While it ain’t exactly “Two-Headed Monster” output, it’s impressive production for the postseason nonetheless. Frankly, the most alarming stat is the plus/minus. Even though Sid and Geno have averaged better than a point per game, they’ve each been a minus in the playoffs going back through 2010.

Of course, the more immediate concern is the lack of goal production. Both Crosby (eight games) and Malkin (seven games) are mired in the longest postseason goal-scoring droughts of their respective careers.

Veteran sports commentator Stan Savran offered his opinion on the air the other night. He believes Sid and Geno are passing the puck too much. Stan thinks they should shoot more, which would provide more chances to score while creating opportunities for their linemates on rebounds and follow-up shots.

I agree.

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9 Comments

  1. earthlypowers's Gravatar earthlypowers
    April 25, 2014 at 7:54 pm | Permalink

    a message to the penguins http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-9PzmMhZ5c

  2. Janice's Gravatar Janice
    April 23, 2014 at 10:39 pm | Permalink

    You think. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know they stink

  3. madashell's Gravatar madashell
    April 23, 2014 at 10:31 pm | Permalink

    are u kiddin me? what kind of a team gives a performance like this one? heartless and coachless. pack ur bags bylsma baby…and take fleury wit ya. how do you explain this one?

  4. April 23, 2014 at 6:35 pm | Permalink

    I guess being #1 & #2 leading scorers among active players that have played 10 or more career playoff games just doesn’t cut it. There is a slim possibility that some expectations are out of skew.

  5. April 23, 2014 at 5:49 pm | Permalink

    They are paid to be ‘the difference makers’ and it’s time they earned their big bucks.

  6. April 23, 2014 at 3:43 pm | Permalink

    Just be patient

  7. Michelle's Gravatar Michelle
    April 23, 2014 at 2:36 pm | Permalink

    “..Sid and Geno are passing the puck too much.” Noooooo, really!?!?!?!

  8. Chris's Gravatar Chris
    April 23, 2014 at 2:06 pm | Permalink

    GO PENS!!

    • Darius's Gravatar Darius
      May 3, 2014 at 8:18 am | Permalink

      Pens rock so all u haters out there shut up


            

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