It would appear that maybe Ray Shero had a back-up plan in the likely event that Gonchar or Hamhuis would not sign. The Pens have pried Zbynek Michalek from the Phoenix Coyotes. Michalek fills the need for a defensive defensemen. The Pens signed Michalek to a 5 year deal totaling 20 million.
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The Pens got outworked in this game. It was almost as if they thought they had already won this game. Montreal played with the desperation of a team that was facing elimination, the Pens played like they didn’t need to try and win each and every battle. For that, they get to come home and try and win this series in the seventh game.
It seems that if the Pens keep doing what they are doing offensively, which is doing everything thing they can to get two goals against the red hot Halak, and limit the number of bad bounces that end up in their own net, they can come out on top.
To their credit, the Canadiens played a better game today. They actually outshot the Penguins 33 [...]
I honestly don’t know what to say. The Pens are badly outplaying the Canadiens with the exception of capitalizing on given chances. We lost: 3 shit goals to 1. As I am driving home from the pub, the only thing going through my mind is “I would trade all of our wingers right now for Ryan Malone”. The Pens need to have a [...]
To the Canadiens credit, they came out flying in the first period. They were trying to take the energy of playing in front of the home crowd and turn it into an early advantage. To the Penguins credit, they weathered the storm. Pittsburgh was able to withstand the early pressure and keep the game tied at 0 going into the first intermission [...]
Looks like Halak is back to his old tricks. The more rubber this guy faces, the better he is. Maybe Bylsma was onto something with his shoot less gameplan. For two and half periods the Penguins dominated every aspect of play. Every aspect except one……goals. I will give Montreal credit. Though they did give up a lot of shots, [...]
In the Ottawa series, I never felt comfortable. In this first game with Montreal, I never felt uncomfortable. It may say sound strange, but, even-though, we were outshot, I felt like Pittsburgh was never in danger of losing this game.
I don’t think that Montreal is prepared for what the Penguins will bring. The Capitals did not raise [...]
Unfortunately, I did not get to watch the whole game as I had to work a particularly long day today. I missed the first period. From the point that I started watching until the end of regulation, I thought the Pens dominated. The overtime period was a little bit different with the Senators showing more determination. Ottawa actually got so [...]
The Penguins bring a 3-1 series lead back to Pittsburgh Thursday night. It was an interesting game. The Pens scored 7 goals on 42 shots. No problem generating offense tonight. Unfortunately, they allowed 4 goals to the low-scoring Senators. Two of the goals, however, came on two-man advantage power plays for the Senators.
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It was a very nice time for Alex Ponikarovsky to show up. He scored very early in the first period to give the Pens a quick one goal lead. Though the first period did
Malkin scores easily after a great effort by Talbot.
not include a great deal of offensive power, having a one goal lead seem to give the Penguins the kind of momentum they ne [...]