The Montreal Canadiens have forced a Game Seven. You have to give them credit. Once they got behind, facing elimination, they played their best hockey of the series. The Penguins were not able to create the same level of desperation. As Steigy once said, “You can’t play with desperation unless you’re desperate.” N [...]
The combination reads 87, 71, and 17,132. Tomorrow night’s game 7 will be a home game, where the stars need to shine. No better way to spend 60 minutes than with your heart in your throat, on the edge of your seat, tearing out your hair, and jumping up and down. The home ice advantage is one I’ve noticed more in this series tha [...]
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.
The Penguins are becoming the best closer of series on the road that the NHL has ever seen. Tonight the Pens have a chance to close out the series against the Canadiens once and for all and once again on the road. Don’t count the game as won just yet though, Washington was up 3 games to one against the Habs in their last series and lost [...]
Game Six at the Bell Center. The Penguins have a chance to close out another series on the road. One thing we know for sure — they’ve done it before. I predicted the Pens would win this series in five games. I really didnt’ think that Halak and the Canadiens could continue on this emotional high for so long. They have p [...]
I’m back after an all expenses paid golf trip that included Ovechkin, Semin, and Brodeur in my foursome. I would still be golfing but I hurt my back after falling off of the ball washer. Anyhow during my much deserved vacation, cards and letters have been piling up at the home office so I am going to finish answering them in the order [...]
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 [...]
It’s time for the Penguins to stop tap dancing around and start playing hockey. Hit Somebody, get to the front of the net, clear the front of your net, hit somebody again. Start playing hard nosed, down and dirty, gritty hockey like you know how or take up golf.
The Penguins as a team have dished out more hits than any other team this [...]
With a chance to take a stranglehold in this series and 20 minutes to play in Game 4, the Penguins lost their way. A stat that is often looked at in the NHL is the team’s record when leading or trailing after the second period. Trailing after two, the Canadiens were 4-29 this season and 0-2 during the playoffs. Leading after two peri [...]
Usually its up to the players to determine the outcome of a game. Unfortunately I did not see that as the case during game 4. I may be hypocritical in calling the Canadiens fans babies, and then turning and saying the referees were terrible in game 4, but I present to you video evidence of a poorly officiated game. I know that the NHL has [...]