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 round one of the playoffs, the Montreal Canadiens limited the Washington Capitals to 1 powerplay goal in 33 tries. The Pittsburgh Penguins powerplay which was anemic at best during the regular season put in 4 goals on 4 tries. It is funny how Penguins fans emotions are ruled by the first game of a series. After the first game last series i [...]
Rumors of Jordan Staal’s demise have been greatly exaggerated. Reports are going around that Jordan Staal will be out for the remainder of the season, but Pittsburgh Penguins’ coach Dan Bylsma has said that they are not true. “It is not an Achilles’ (injury) and he is not ruled out for the remainder of the playoffs. [...]
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 [...]
Don’t let the Montreal Canadiens #8 seed fool you. They had injuries all season just like the Penguins did and are a very good team. Just ask Washington. They have a solid all around team, good coaching, good goaltending, solid experienced defense and a very fast offense. Do they have what it takes to beat a Pittsburgh Penguins team tha [...]
This has all happened before…
In 1998 the exact same group of teams from the Eastern Conference made it to the Stanley Cup playoffs. The exact same seeds advanced past the first round, 4th, 6th, 7th & 8th with the 4th place team going to the finals and played of all teams, the Detroit Red Wings. In 1998 the Montreal Canadiens elimin [...]