The Penguins may or may not win the Stanley Cup.
But if they do, they may reinvent playoff hockey en route.
Last night’s Chicago-Detroit and Los Angeles-San Jose games were excruciating to watch. (Boston-New York Rangers was a comedy of errors.) Block shots, grind, throw pucks at the blue paint, hope to get lucky.
You can try to fabricate reasons that made those games exciting. They weren’t. They were close, but that’s not the same thing.
David Interviews Ian Mendes of Sportsnet Canada
For the final 40 minutes last night, the Ottawa Senators had no say in what happened. They were the Washington Generals. Pawns. Props in something bigger.
For the final 40 minutes last night, the Penguins’ talent took over.
The Penguins scored two goals in 40 seconds. Then three goals in 105 seconds.
Here’s the latest flaw that’s been invented for Sidney Crosby: He’s played his last 22 playoff games without scoring in the third period.
Thing is, in those 22 games, Crosby put together 10 goals and 15 assists. In Game 2 of the current series vs. Ottawa, he netted three times over the first 40 minutes, thereby minimizing the need for a third-period goal.
Phil Bourque talks about what the Pens need to do tonight to win. Listen Here >>
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