Playoff success is often determined by the play of the special teams. The Penguins penalty killing, which was a strength all year, did not do well against Ottawa. The Senators were able to convert on 31.8% of their chances. That is much higher than the 15.9% success rate of opponents over the course of the regular season. The reason that [...]
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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Three years ago the Penguins were ousted from the playoffs in the first round by the Senators 4-1. Two years ago in the playoffs the Penguins swept the Senators out of the playoffs 4-0 in a series that was the biggest turning point for the young Penguins and signaled that the Penguins were ready to challenge for the Stanley Cup. Tonight Pit [...]
The Penguins overtime win in Florida provided the all of the answers needed to right the sinking powerplay ship that has been taking on water since December 23rd, 2008. Everybody and their mom have the answers to make the powerplay work, most of them revolve around firing Mike Yeo and letting Tony Granato coach it. Not a poor idea in itself c [...]