Game 3: Pens 3 Rangers 1 Series: Pens lead 2-1. Goals Crosby (2) (PP) from Kessel, Malkin Cullen (1) from Kuhnhackl, Cole Letang (1) (EN) unassisted Penalties Sheary (high-sticking, 4 min) – Careless (tries to lift the stick of Moore in the Rangers zone and misses, lifting his stick into Moore’s face and cutting him […]
Game 3: PENGUINS (1-1) at RANGERS (1-1) Eastern Conference First Round 7:00 PM EST – ROOT Sports Madison Square Garden – New York, New York It’s in our nature to look for exactly what went wrong after a Penguins loss. And while it was only one game, the deficiencies in Game 2 were fairly obvious.
And Flyers fans were mad about a Penguins fan yelling “Flyers suck” during a moment of silence? Wow. Tim Hughes and the boys at Broad Street Hockey have a lot of soul searching to do.
Flyer fans threw bracelets onto the ice tonight. Steve Mason let all 4,000 behind him. No matter how bad things get in Pittsburgh, it will never be as bad as things got in Philly tonight. After Steve Mason struggled with basic goaltending again and the Flyers trailed 4-1, the Flyers did what the Flyers always […]
Rangers 4 Pens 2 Series: Tied at 1 Goals Kessel (1) (PP) from Daley, Bonino Kessel (2) (PP) from Bonino, Malkin Penalties Hornqvist (roughing) – Inconsequential (gets tied up with Zuccarello in front of the Rangers net and they each get a minor penalty) Dumoulin (hooking) – Bad (loses his positioning on Miller in the […]
Game 2: RANGERS (0-1) at PENGUINS (1-0) Eastern Conference First Round 3:00 PM EST – NBC CONSOL Energy Center – Pittsburgh, PA The Penguins won Game 1 largely in part because of fantastic goaltending from Jeff Zatkoff, and some very oppurtunistic goal scoring. New York controlled possession for the almost the entire game, but were […]
Perhaps the biggest surprise of Game 1 of the Penguins/Rangers series (Jeff Zatkoff’s sudden start aside) was the story of how a poor puck-possession team dominated a great puck-possession team. As I discussed in my series preview, the Rangers are not a good possession team. That wasn’t the case in game one. The Rangers stepped up on […]
Pens 5 Rangers 2 Series: Pens Lead 1-0. Goals Hornqvist (1) from Sheary, Letang Crosby (1) from Hornqvist Kuhnhackl (1) (SH) from Bonino, Letang Hornqvist (2) (PP) from Kessel, Crosby Hornqvist (3) (EN) from Crosby, Daley Penalties Fehr (unsportsmanlike conduct) – Bad Call (gets thrown in the box for spraying ice on Lundqvist by stopping […]
The Penguins had a moment of silence for Ed Snider and one fan had his playoff moment: It’s a really bullshit thing to do…but he isn’t wrong. As you can imagine, Flyers blog went out of their fucking minds: If one person makes a fanbase then the Flyers are in big trouble.
Imagine if some guy told you in October that the Rangers and Penguins would be playing in the first round and that Game One would feature the battle of Jeff Zatkoff vs. Antti Ranta. Welcome to the playoffs.
Game 1: RANGERS at PENGUINS 8:00 PM EST – USA, ROOT Sports CONSOL Energy Center – Pittsburgh, PA It’ll be the third postseason meeting between these two teams in the last three seasons, and this one feels a lot different than the previous two. This time around the feeling is the Pens clearly have the […]
We covered the fact that it was a weird regular season and the Pens/Rangers series certainly fell in line with that. The Pens went 3-1 against the Rangers this season, but each game definitely told a story of its own. Game 53, Feb 10th in Pittsburgh – Rangers 3 Pens 0 Goals: None The Pens […]
This is the time of year when a run-of-the-mill hockey player can reach heroic and legendary status. Max Talbot is the perfect example. Heading into the 2008-09 playoffs, Talbot hadn’t scored more than 12 goals in a season. 12 goals in 82 games is no joke, but when you show up in the playoffs and […]
As I wrote today’s statistical preview of the Penguins first round series against the New York Rangers I couldn’t help but hearken back to the article I wrote last year on the subject. I had to chuckle at this synopsis in the preview: For as good as they’ve been defensively, the Penguins simply must find a way […]