The Penguins needed Gorges and Gill in the penalty box at the same time, a fresh sheet of ice, and a 5 on 4 man advantage to score a goal against Halak. Fortunately it was all that they needed to win their fourth straight playoff game in Canada and take a 2-1 series lead over the Canadiens.
Montreal played their best hockey of the series i [...]
It took all the way until the completion of Game 2 this time before everyone decided to start panicking as opposed to after Game 1 of the Ottawa series. I just get the opinion that most folks in this city, judging by the callers on the talk shows and the letter writers, feel that the Penguins not only will win every series in four games but [...]
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 [...]
What’s wrong with Evgeni Malkin? All I keep reading & hearing is how come Malkin hasn’t shown up yet. If I told you that Malkin has 1 more point this year through 8 games in the playoffs than he did last year when he was the Conn Smythe MVP of the playoffs it wouldn’t matter would it?
Evgeni Malkin and Alexei Ponikarovs [...]
Similar to my absence on the penguin poop, Malkin has been highly inconsistent during this year’s playoffs. That will change during game 3 due to some fantastic soup cooking from Mrs. Malkin. Aside from that, there is atleast one thing I would like to see changed before the pens head into Montreal. Disco, please stop giving Fedotenko [...]
Five home games into the 2010 playoffs and the Pens are 2-3 against inferior opponents. Hopefully this is a trend that will not continue. It took three wins in Ottawa to advance to the 2nd round. In order to advance to the conference finals, the Pens will now have to continue their excellent road play. In order to keep the series rom going th [...]
Leaving the arena yesterday after the 3-1 loss to the Canadians, I was a little confused as to what teams actually played. It looked like game 8 in the Caps/Habs series.
Halak stopped everything after Matt Cooke’s first period goal. The Penguins must not have watched the game tape of game 7 of the Caps/Habs, because the Penguins refuse [...]
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. [...]