Whew, let’s all catch our collective breaths now that the first round is finally over. It sure didn’t look like we’d be saying that about midway through the second period last night as the Penguins trailed the Sentaors 3 – 0 at the 9:48 mark. Someone apparently forgot to tell the Penguins that the puck dropped at 7:0 [...]
The Penguins need to find that desire that got them up in this series 3-1 and they need to find it fast. While the Senators didn’t lie down and hand the last game to the Penguins like everybody thought, they did lie down and block shots, 46 of them. The good news is the Pens seem to play a way better game up in Ottawa.
Even though Marc [...]
Many people, including myself, predicted that the Penguins would win this series in six games. So why should we be surprised when that is going to be the case? For some reason, the Penguins cannot find a way to finish things up at home. This is the third consecutive time that they have failed to do so. The previous two, they went to Phill [...]
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 had a chance last year to eliminate both the Flyers and Capitals at Mellon Arena and both times they failed. Tonight the Penguins have a chance to eliminate the Ottawa Senators from this years playoffs by simply winning the game. The reward is probably what amounts to a week off. The Senators aren’t about to roll over and s [...]
It was just over a week ago that many so called “fans” of the Pittsburgh Penguins were ready to run Marc-Arndre Fleury out of town. The Penguins had just come off of a 5 -4 loss to the Ottawa Senators in Game 1 of their best of 7 series in which the “Flower” gave up 5 goals on 26 shots. This equated to a pedestrian [...]
Ruslan Fedetenko, a career playoff overachiever, was benched after Game One. It was the right move by Coach Bylsma. He had a sub-par season, the biggest minus on the team, and did not play with the edge necessary to make him an effective player. Rupp was in the wings and ready to take his spot in the lineup. Rupp has done his job and for [...]
I’m not one for conspiracy theories, but you might have a hard time convincing me the Eastern Coference isn’t shaping up exactly like the NHL would like with Pittsburgh and Washington not meeting until the Conference Finals and the Pens getting a second round match up with Boston just as Marc Savard is returning from the concussio [...]
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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The Pens have won their last four Game 4′s with two coming on home ice and two on the road.
The Senators are making a couple of line up changes tonight. It looks like former San Jose Shark and more recently former Binghamton Senator Jonathan Cheechoo will return to the Senators’ line up as will former Penguin defenseman Shean Do [...]
Win - Penguins 4-1 Senators
Win - Penguins 4-3 Senators
Loss 2OT - Senators 2 - 1 Penguins
Win - Penguins 7-3 Senators
Game 5: Home - 7:30 p.m. May 24
Game 6: Away - May 26, TBD*
Game 7: Home - May 28, TBD*