Penguins searching for secondary scoring

 

Down two games to none, the Penguins can look at the lack of secondary scoring as the prime reason, Washington is up in the series 2-0. While the Capitals have got pivotal goals from role players such as Tomas Fleischmann and David Steckel through the first two games, Mark Eaton and Sidney Crosby are the only Penguins players to get on the scoresheet. The honeymoon appears to be over with forward Chris Kunitz. Kunitz has been a physical presence on the Penguins top line but Kunitz has failed to find the net in the playoffs and has only scored one goal in his last 28 playoff games dating back to Anaheim’s Stanley Cup run in 2007. Ruslan Fedotenko is the Penguins only top 6 winger to score an even strength goal through the entire playoffs. With no secondary scoring help in sight, Evgeni Malkin must jump start his game orRead More »

Post-Game Report

 

Penguins Post-Game Report Very good turnout for Penguins fans tonight at the RBC center In the locker room following the game, the Penguins felt they played good enough to win. They were disappointed not to leave Carolina with two points but they did get a much needed point. In his post-game comments, Sidney Crosby talked about how the Penguins ran into a good goaltender but felt if the Penguins continue to play at the level they did tonight, “he likes their chances.” The Florida Panthers (87  pts) will be in a must-win situation Sunday afternoon. Interim coach Dan Bylsma remains non-committal on who will start in goal but sources tell me Fleury will start. Fleury has been pushing to play both games this weekend Jordan Staal is playing his best hockey of his career right now but he needs to improve