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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It was a very nice time for Alex Ponikarovsky to show up. He scored very early in the first period to give the Pens a quick one goal lead. Though the first period did
Malkin scores easily after a great effort by Talbot.
not include a great deal of offensive power, having a one goal lead seem to give the Penguins the kind of momentum they ne [...]
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:
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, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
The NHL closes up the regular season tomorrow and the playoff race in the Eastern conference is no where near settled. The Penguins can finish anywhere from second to fourth and there are three teams not named the Penguins fighting for their playoff lives.
Pens winger Alexei Ponikarovsky has been suspended by the NHL for two games for boardi [...]