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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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 [...]
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: