Call it lighting a fire under the Penguins collective arses or call it awakening a sleeping giant Penguin, the cheap shot Andy Sutton threw at Jordan Leopold will end up being the Senators undoing. From that point on you could tell that the Penguins finally had that hatred for their rival that according to Max Talbot is needed to win a series [...]
I just finished watching the Boston-Buffalo game. Five series have two games completed and all five are 1-1. In two of the other three the visiting team has won the opener. This leaves Vancouver as the only team with a chance to open 2-0 at home. The lower seed should have an advantage now, as three of the next four games will be played i [...]
Apparently, the Penguins needed some kind of an emotional event to allow them to play hockey better. Maybe they were just not emotionally invested in game 1. Is that the reason for the lackluster play? The Pens got emotionally invested in game 2. The Sutton hit on Jordan Leopold sparked that emotional aspect of the game.
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Andy Sutton leaves his feet to elbow Jordon Leopold in the head. Under the new NHL head shot rule Sutton will most likely be suspended 2 to five games tomorrow afternoon even though there was no penalty called on the ice. Here is the video:
In response to this comment on Tuesday by Tomas Plekanec, “It’s not as though we are facing (Martin) Brodeur or (Ryan) Miller,” Plekanec told La Presse. “They don’t have a dominant goaltender. When you look at the goaltending matchup in this series it favours our team. I just believe that our goaltending is more [...]
Holy bad bounces! I sure am glad that the Penguins got that game out of their system now rather than in a later round. Word on the street is that there are more than a few fans upset with Fleury’s play last game, rightfully so, but it’s not all his fault. He let in two soft goals in my opinion, the other 3 goals, all on rebounds, [...]
The Stanley Cup Playoffs 2010 are underway. Four games were played on Wednesday night. The only road team to lose, the Red Wings, was the one most likely to win. All four games were decided by one goal. Does this mean that San Jose, Detroit, New Jersey, and Pittsburgh are all going to lose in the first round? Probably not.
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Let’s cut through the crap and get right to the point, the Pens stunk last night. Oh sure, there were a couple of players who refused to let the rest of the team drag them down to their level, but as a whole, they stunk. If you listened to any of the post game talk shows, and consider yourself lucky if you didn’t, but as far as [...]
As an NHL coach, you never want to do something that makes your GM look bad. Last year coach Dan Bylsma benched Miroslav Satan one of Ray Shero’s off season acquisitions because he just didn’t fit into the his up tempo system. This season Shero acquired Alexei Ponikarovsky at the trade deadline and after 17 games, it looks like h [...]
It felt like everything was in place tonight. The city was buzzing, the crowds were unusually large downtown, the bars were packed and the Igloo was alive with excitement. The whole place was white.
Even the ice surface at Mellon Arena got a new look for the playoffs.
All the ingredients were there for a big win against the Ottawa Senator [...]