Game 5: RANGERS (1-3) at PENGUINS (3-1) Eastern Conference First Round 3:00 PM EST – ROOT Sports CONSOL Energy Center – Pittsburgh, PA Yeah, we’ve seen this fish before, too. Marty St. Louis’ mom comes back to life, dies again, and the Rangers storm back from down 3-1 to steal the series, right? The Rangers […]
One of the most pleasant surprises of this playoff run has been the play of Conor Sheary. The most oft-used adjectives that people throw out there in regards to Sheary’s game adequately describe his speed, resiliency in the tough areas of the ice, and ability to stick handle in a phone booth. While these are […]
Game 4: Pens 5 Rangers 0 Series: Pens lead 3-1. Goals Fehr (1) from Lovejoy, Malkin Crosby (3) (PP) from Malkin, Letang Sheary (1) unassisted Malkin (1) (PP) from Crosby, Hornqvist Malkin (2) (PP) from Dumoulin, Bonino Penalties Hornqvist (interference) – Unnecessary (knocks the stick out of M. Staal’s hands away from the puck in the […]
Over the last 10 years we’ve seen a lot of stunned pics. This might be an all-timer:
The last time the Pens were up 3-1 on the Rangers, Marty St. Louis’ mom died and the Rangers came back. Hopefully things will be a little different this time around. There’s really nothing to say. Murray with the shutout in a 5-0 win. The Rangers are not alive right now. A couple things: When […]
Game 4: PENGUINS (2-1) at RANGERS (1-2) Eastern Conference First Round 7:00 PM EST – CNBC, ROOT Sports Madison Square Garden – New York, New York Almost everything that went wrong for the Penguins while losing Game 2 was rectified in Game 3, and now they appear to be back to the form that saw […]
At the end of game one, I remarked how I expected the Penguins to adjust to the Rangers neutral zone tactics and ultimately return to their possession-dominant ways in this first round Eastern Conference series. What I did not expect was the Penguins laying an egg in game two. Coming off of a contest where they […]
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.