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Fleury murdered it last night...so fun to watch. Let's keep it rollin!

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Pens played horrible, uninspired hockey last night. It was like they spent everything on Game 7 and still haven't recovered.
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PostSubject: Re: 2017 NHL Playoffs   2017 NHL Playoffs - Page 2 EmptyMon May 15, 2017 9:54 am

@Lokki wrote:
Pens played horrible, uninspired hockey last night.  It was like they spent everything on Game 7 and still haven't recovered.

I don't think it was that bad. They certainly had moments that lacked focus and intensity, but overall I felt it was a good game. The Senators showed why they've made it this far. I certainly anticipate tonight's performance being better.

Remember last year, the Lightning shocked the Pens at home, and while the series went 7, the Pens were able to gather themselves and win it. I didn't expect this series to be a sweep for the Pens. However, I do expect them to make swiss cheese of Anderson.

Heading to Ottawa, this series will be tied up 1-1.

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Can you Phil the Thrill?

Kessel ends the scoreless tie with a double tap on the puck. His first shot was blocked before it got to Anderson, but it was the quick release on the rebound that sailed to Anderson's side and in to the back of the net.

Series moves to Ottawa on Wednesday night tied 1-1.

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Last night, the Nashville Predators won Game 3, and lead the series 2-1.

Tonight, the depleted Penguins shift their focus to the Ottawa Senators being on home ice. A few players are out for tonight including Hornqvist. Daley is a game time decision. Reports have the Pens suiting up 7 defensemen. The key to winning Game 3 will be taking advantage of scoring opportunities and not letting off the throttle once they have a lead. Protect the puck, keep passes crisp & clean.


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PostSubject: Re: 2017 NHL Playoffs   2017 NHL Playoffs - Page 2 EmptyThu May 18, 2017 6:28 am

7 defensemen and Fleury played like the playoff Fleury of old. Hopefully they can get their act together in game 4 before they fall down 3-1 in the series.
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PostSubject: Re: 2017 NHL Playoffs   2017 NHL Playoffs - Page 2 EmptyThu May 18, 2017 8:16 am

Last night was one of the worst games I've seen in a long time.

The Pens don't have answer for the way the Senators are playing.
The Pens don't have answer for getting the pucks past Anderson.
The Pens just don't have answer.

Yes, we've got some injured players but that doesn't account for the lack of:
Hitting their guys
Getting people in front of the net
Shooting the puck on net
Putting pressure on them (i.e. Game 2)

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I think the Pens are tired after playing a tough series against Washington, and their injuries are starting to catch up with them. We have guys sitting out that could be difference makers, and it doesn't help that Crosby is obviously not at 100%. They've overcame adversity before though, so nobody should be writing the Penguins off until the Senators manage to win 4 games. If the Senators win, they'll have earned it, and we'll need to get our guys back healthy for a run next season. Injuries can be such a bitch sometimes.

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PostSubject: Re: 2017 NHL Playoffs   2017 NHL Playoffs - Page 2 EmptyFri May 19, 2017 8:14 am

@IowaSteeler927 wrote:
I think the Pens are tired after playing a tough series against Washington, and their injuries are starting to catch up with them. We have guys sitting out that could be difference makers, and it doesn't help that Crosby is obviously not at 100%. They've overcame adversity before though, so nobody should be writing the Penguins off until the Senators manage to win 4 games. If the Senators win, they'll have earned it, and we'll need to get our guys back healthy for a run next season. Injuries can be such a bitch sometimes.

I was thinking this same thing yesterday. There's still a lot of hockey to be played (at least 120 minutes) and a lot of room for the Penguins to improve. Wednesday night's game was a disaster. However, it's not the first time the Pens have had a shoddy game in the playoffs only to rebound and take the series.

I am hopeful the Pens will rebound tonight, even the series, then proceed to win the next two, ending the series in Ottawa after Game 6. I'm also weary the Sens could end it Sunday in Pittsburgh. The Senators are tough, and they've up'd their game this round. They are the more physical team and to be honest it's the way to beat them - hit them continuously and don't let them get in to an offensive flow.

Tonight there needs to be a change:
1. Be physical
2. Get in front of the net
3. Shoot the puck (stop looking for the perfect shot to beat Anderson - it'll be a sloppy play that breaks him)
4. Get in the passing lanes
5. Create odd man rushes
6. Be aggressive, but not beyond the rules that you give PPs
7. Get out of the PP slump

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PostSubject: Re: 2017 NHL Playoffs   2017 NHL Playoffs - Page 2 EmptyFri May 19, 2017 1:41 pm

It's a good thing goals don't carry over to the next game.
The Pens most definitely need to have short term memory tonight.
Murray will be in goal, and really I'd call this a must win for the Pens.

Ottawa has been a force through the playoffs and while we've had to handle harder opponents, the Sens have a lot of momentum and confidence in themselves. If they win tonight, it could be the nail in the coffin regardless of who is in goal or who is on the injured list.

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Much better play tonight, though they let the Sens give them a scare late in the game. Series is 2-2 on the way back to the 'Burgh for Sunday night.

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Would be a huge victory for us if we can beat them at home, and take a 3-2 lead. Pens need to keep their foot on the gas. No getting lazy here. I think if we make it to the Stanley Cup Finals, we've got a damned good chance of raising the cup again!

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PostSubject: Re: 2017 NHL Playoffs   2017 NHL Playoffs - Page 2 EmptySun May 21, 2017 10:25 pm

That game today was so freaking dominant. I loved it. Hopefully we can close this out in Game 6. I don't think that I can handle the stress of another game 7 unless we start like we did today.
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PostSubject: Re: 2017 NHL Playoffs   2017 NHL Playoffs - Page 2 EmptyMon May 22, 2017 9:10 am

Last night was a great game. Not just in score only, but in the way the Pens controlled the puck, had some traffic in front of Anderson, and shot the puck.

Tomorrow night, the Pens need to carry this momentum through the game. I'm hoping we can get some guys back for tomorrow, including Hornqvist. Our defense could use some relief as well. However, these guys showed what they are capable of doing when they are focused and determined. IMO, they should be able to do the same thing tomorrow night and put it to bed.

I'm hoping Anaheim can win one more and push that series to 7, while the Pens get an extra day of rest.

Let's Go Pens!

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Last night the Nashville Predators (WC2 - lowest seed possible) ousted the Anaheim Ducks (#1 seed in the bracket). And earned their first berth to the Stanley Cup Finals. What makes this feat impressive is the list of teams they demolished along the way:
First Round: Chicago Blackhawks #1 Seed (4-0)
Second Round: St Louis Blues #3 Seed (4-2)
WCF: Anaheim Ducks #1 Seed (4-2)

I've said it before, the last thing you should give a team is hope. Well, the Predators have hope, and in that hope they've gained confidence.

I have referred to the Western Conference bracket as the losers bracket. One simple reason, I believe whoever comes out of the Eastern Conference will win the cup (although if the Senators do win the next two games, then I'll be pulling for the Predators).

Back to hope. Tonight, the Penguins need to remove all hope from the Senators. Like Sunday, they need to play with intensity, crisp passes, put people in front of the net, and put the biscuit in the basket.

LET'S GO PENS!!!!

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Well we let them get away in Game 6, doesn't help the officiating was poor and they robbed us of a goal.

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PostSubject: Re: 2017 NHL Playoffs   2017 NHL Playoffs - Page 2 EmptyWed May 24, 2017 6:38 am

Ugh.. I didn't want another Game 7. Pens better play their butts off on Thursday night if they want to go back to the SCF.
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I typically don't blame the officiating but last night was terrible. Lack of calls, then ticky tack calls, then the no-goal call for goalie interference when there wasn't any.

In football, bad calls can be overcome, but in hockey a reversed goal on what was not even there is ridiculous. If Daley's goal stands, you never know how things will turn out. Does Malkin score? Do the Senators get the 5-3 PP? It was ridiculous to say the least.

But it is what is, and looking back at it will on distract the team from what is necessary for Thursday night. Another dominating performance. I hope we get some players back and can put a similar performance together like they had in Game 5.

Let's Go Pens!

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Well, here we are again. As they say, the best two words in sports, "Game Seven!"

Bullshit, the best two words would've been said Tuesday night, "Penguins Win!"

However, we are where we are - waiting for the puck drop for tonight's game vs. the Senators.

The Pens need to let go of the other night, forget the injustice that was served up to them on a cold plate, and push like they did in Game 5.

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Schultz and Hornqvist are both game-time decisions. Getting one or both back will be huge.
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Holy shit that game was a nail biter. OFF TO COMPETE FOR THAT HOISTING AGAIN!!

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@Drizztbob wrote:
Holy shit that game was a nail biter.  OFF TO COMPETE FOR THAT HOISTING AGAIN!!

I think I turned blue a few times from holding my breath too long.
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Up 2-0 in the SCF! Now we shift to Nashville. Hopefully we keep up the goal scoring there!
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I hope we beat them in Nashville tonight, it would really take the wind out of their sails. Right now they're relying on the SCF coming to Nashville and their hometeam advantage to revitalize them and get them back into this series. If we can beat them at home, a place where they themselves view themselves as invincible, that would be a huge success for us, and I think it would really beat their team, and their fans down psychologically.

Really hoping for a win tonight.

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Well typical game 3 from the Pens, score early, skate backwards late, and lose the game. The Predators aren't going to lay down and take a beating. Yes it would have been nice, but I didn't expect them to just not attack the Pens.

I expected a let down in game 3, but not like the Pens showed. One thing I'd like to see change is the amount of cheap shots being allowed. In game 2 there was one play where the Pens player got cross checked 4 times. There's a lot of roughing, then the refs call a ticky tack penalty. It makes it very difficult to know what type of game is going to be allowed to be played. However, it is what it is, and the Pens will need to adjust. One thing they can't do is give up stoopid penalties and easy goals.

Tonight I expect a team similar to what we saw in game 2. Aggressive, people in front of Rinne, and pucks behind him. The Pens definitely need to get more physical with the Predators and let their players start feeling the pain of constantly being hit.

Let's Go Pens!!!!

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