Well, maybe the Penguins were shooting too much in the first two games. In both of those games, which were losses, the Pens outshot the Red Wings. Tonight, a victory, the Pens were outshot 29-21. On this night, the Pens made their shots count more as they went on to a 4-2 victory.
The Pittsburgh Penguins played a very physical game tonigh [...]
In order to win the Stanley Cup, every player on the team has to contribute their fair share. Everyone must do what the team needs them to do and more. That is the difference in this series so far. The Red Wings have gotten that type of effort. The Penguins have not. In fact, hardly any Penguin has played up to their capability to date. [...]
Thanks again to Champ Kind for another PenguinPoop exclusive:
PenguinPoop on the Street Reporter Champ Kind
(as long as it’s less than a block from his home)
Champ Kind ran into Pittburgh Penguin goalie coach Gilles Meloche this morning while on his way to the morning skate and had this to report:
I explained that I had recently w [...]
Alright, This is a must win, the Pens are down but not out, they have looked decent the first two games, but have nothing to show for it. I’m not hearing anything positive from the fans, but my plan is to see one of the greatest comebacks in Penguin history and to have it start with tonights game.
The Penguins have been through this be [...]
The NHL idea of putting it’s most tenured referee’s instead of it’s best referee’s in charge of the nationally televised Stanley Cup Finals is making it fall flat on it’s face. TV rating are down almost 20% over last year, and one of the first places to post that the ratings are down on their website was ESPN. Fo [...]
Once again the Penguins came out very tentatively. For a good portion of the first period the Pens were whiffing on passes and dump-ins, not skating hard, putting no pressure on the Detroit defense and generally looking uncomfortable. Again, they did warm up and start playing the Penguin game we know and love. At one point the Penguins were [...]
The Penguins started the game out last night very tentative, and by the time they got on a roll, Detroit was already in their trap system because of the two freak goals that they got.
Dan Bylsma has done a fantastic coaching job this post season, but the one thing he could have stood to do was be a little more pro active in the line-up chang [...]
Surprisingly, I don’t feel that bad having just watched my beloved Penguins go down in the first game of this Stanley Cup Final. I feel like we played the Red Wings on a much more even field than had been the case in last year’s final. In fact, it is possible that we outplayed the defending Stanley Cup Champions tonight.
I thoug [...]
Last year the star struck Pittsburgh Penguin youngsters didn’t fair that well in their first trip to the Stanley Cup finals. We’ll guess what. These kids are returning to the finals with an extra year of experience on their resume, the determination that they will not lose like they did last year and they are star struck no more. [...]
With the Penguins ready to roll into the Stanley Cup Finals we thought it was time we came together here at PenguinPoop and put down our predictions of who we think is going to win and maybe just a few reasons why.
Stanley Cup Finals Predictions:
Dr. Hook: The Red Wings rolled over Chicago about the same as the Penguins rolled over Carolin [...]