Penguins 3 – Capitals 2
(PIT LEADS SERIES, 1-0)
PIT Matt Murray | 32 Saves, .941 SV%
PIT Jake Guentzel | Goal, 2 Assists
PIT Sidney Crosby | Goal, Assist
WSH Alex Ovechkin | Goal, Assist
WSH Evgeny Kuznetsov | Goal
GAME 1 ANALYSIS
Matt Murray is a 2-time Stanley Cup Champion goaltender who thrives in pressure situations.
Braden Holtby is not.
The Pittsburgh Penguins 3-2 win over the Washington Capitals in Game 1 turned out to be ‘Groundhog Day’ for Washington.
Braden Holtby shutout the Penguins through the first forty minutes and Alex Ovechkin scored 28 seconds into the third period to put the Capitals ahead 2-0.
Things were surely trending to be the Capitals night with a 2-0 lead in the third and a game Washington absolutely had to take advantage of with Pittsburgh missing Evgeni Malkin.
But, the game would turn out to be how these games usually go, the Penguins finding a way to win in elevating their play in high-pressure situations.
Patric Hornqvist who is notorious for getting the Penguins going when trailing, redirected a Justin Schultz point shot to cut the Capitals lead at 2:59 of the third period.
Sidney Crosby then tied it at 5:20 of the period.
Jake Guentzel then gave the Penguins a lead at 7:48, deflecting a Crosby shot from the left boards that Holtby just can’t let.
It was 3-2 Penguins after goals from Hornqvist, Crosby and Guentzel in a 4:49 span.
Matt Murray then took it over from there in stopping the final 17 shots he faced in the third period as Pittsburgh was outshot 18-8 in the second period, yet, outscored Washington 3-1 in the period.
Murray shined with 32 saves and this game came down to Murray showing the ability to close out the opposition when handed a lead and Holtby failing again to do so.
No save was bigger than a blocker save on Brett Connolly with 2:25 left in regulation.
How Murray elevates his game in pressure situations is a special trait he has and a key distinction between him and Holtby.
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5-on-5 Pittsburgh was out-attempted 64-46 by the Capitals and there were only three power plays called in the game.
7 of Pittsburgh’s 9 top-3 line forwards were all below 50% in possession, except Dominik Simon (50 CF%) and Bryan Rust (56 CF%).
Pittsburgh’s 4th line was awful in trying to generate zone-time as all three fourth line forwards were on the ice for zero shot attempts.
Carter Rowney (0/14, 0%), Tom Kuhnhackl (0/10, 0%), Zach Aston-Reese (0/7, 0%). This 4th line is going to be a problem at somepoint.
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Panned? Depending on who you ask. Those who love to call others snowflakes and try to be offensive about topics they are not on board with definitely did in the most hypocritical way possible. That said the other side has applauded her commentary. So ya, you are both right depending on what flag you’re waving
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Letang was a -2 yesterday. No other Pens player was worse than a -1.
Game 3 may be too soon, but I see the pens eventually moving Brassard to the wing and rolling three lines. With Hags down Brassard offers more in the top six on the wing.
Couldn’t catch a second of the game, but the Wilson hit on Dumo looked really bad. No way can anyone argue no intent. Wondering if there will be any repercussions. Was it brought up at all? They aren’t deep up front.
Wilson was suspended during preseason I believe and a repeat offender. On that note he will probably get a “don’t do that again” from the NHL. And no one on the Penguins did shit. If Dumo is out and Wilson gets suspended for even one game Washington wins thag exchange hands down. Not only would Dumo be out but Hunwick will be in. The exact thing I was worried about when Cole got shipped out of town.
You’re going to eventually have to come to terms with Cole not being a Penguin.
Wait, Cole’s not a Penguin?
He’s not just not a Penguin but he is already watching the playoffs. He had a bit of a rough playoffs himself, he had 8 GvA and was a -1 in 6 games… put that in perspective Letang has 9 GvA in 8 games.
I would have loved to have Cole still, he is definitely a step up from what we have, he was solid as a Penguin but let us be careful to not get carried away.
Kinda like when people got carried away with the Brassard trade before he played a game for the Pens?
Brassard came with the credentials, he has been, his entire career, a top 6 centre not a 5/6 defensemen. His ability is not the question as much as his inability to fit in. It’s tragic for the team as it should have given them unparalleled depth up the middle.
That said would you single out Brassard as to why the Penguins are “only 1-1” in the second round headed back to Pittsburgh?
Ill take a goalie with a bad glove who rises up in crucial moments over a goalie with a decent glove who crumbles under pressure any day.
Apparently Pens will activate kessel from the injury reserve for the home game
He will debut his 2nd round game on game 3
Sorry not from. IR. I meant VT
or do you mean CV? – Creep van
To be positive, I thought Murray held them in the game until Ovi’s shot.
They’re clearly going high glove on every shot. How it’s not an area he is constantly working at is beyond me. Instead of having a goalie coach who is your buddy, how about get one that works on your weaknesses.
Pretty sure he works on it. He just can’t catch.
He needs a bigger glove.
They need to shrink only his net when he plays
Apparently according to npl Murray had NO had time to work on his glove that’s what that creep van fat slob driver said
Exactly how do you know he isn’t tirelessly working on it. A lack of improvement doesn’t automatically mean he isn’t trying to correct it, it just means he hasn’t found the answer yet if there is an answer.
That’s why he is a 3rd round pick
That’s why he is a 3rd round pick? Pat Roy was a 3rd round pick, Ed Belfour was undrafted, Hasek went 199th overall; Andy Moog… 6th round; Mike Richter 7th round; Jon Quick round 3… What do they all have in common?
What do they all have in common?
So after 1:26 game was done. Shitt you should’ve told some here earlier they would’ve turned off their TV and not wasted time on the dead game
Great pass by Hornqvist. Put it right on Ovi’s tape.
Now that I know the Pens lost I would have started DeSmith today. Save Murray for the games that count.
How can you tell if a team had or didn’t have puck luck if you closed your tv after the 1st period?
In French speaking Canada TVs and refrigeraters open and close
Love these expert takes after every playoff loss, in the midst of winning 9 consecutive series
I think sheary ,kessel and D have one thing in common today
All 3 no show
Sam’s worst nightmare, an no show from the D. Maybe you should ask your mom I’m sure she could spare a few.
Maybe the Penguins can trade Brassard to Columbus for Cole before Tuesday’s game. If Dumo is out for a period of time this team is fucked defensively.
Yes, because Cole for Reuwedel would have had the Pens win today.
It is not just today, it is for their entire run. I would take Cole over Ruewedel any day of the week.
I’ll take Brassard and Reuwedel over Cole any day of the week.
But that wasn’t the trade
I much rather have a 6’1, 219lb defensemen who has 60 plus games of playoff experience over a guy who is 5’11”, 188lbs, played 6 games and had a hard enough time cracking the Buffalo Sabres lineup.
ROFL oh great its 1-1 but the damn injuries are cumulative and have a lasting effect. So a team of soft souled players trades both a pair of tougher players for the tool box, a lot of the future for past performance. As i said then i will stand by now horrible trade.
I said that trade was terrible from the second it was announced and everyone said I had no idea what I was talking about. Bunch of homers. I am not worried about the split, that was what they needed but injuries from the Flyer’s series, the one some people on here said was not even worth worring about, and now this will add up and will be costly with terrible defensive depth. Plus Washington will continue to take liberties with the body bc there is no one on Pittsburgh to be afraid of. Who will actual punish Wilson except maybe,… Read more »
Who would Cole be replacing that would have them in better shape? Oleksiak or Ruewedel have been the problem? Is Cole really any better than either of them?
Brassard has sucked, but to think we gave up a piece that would be helping the Pens today is wrong. JR’s mistake was not going out to get an 8th defenseman after making the Brassard trade.
JR’s mistake was trading away a stay at home defensemen which this team badly needs before making sure he had a deal in place to plug that hole. You will be playing teams that are more physical in the playoffs which means someone is going down. Last year was a perfect example. Letang is a nightmare, Ruewedel is lucky to be in the NHL, and Matta couldn’t even scare a referee. If Dumo is out with a concussion the defense will get even worse. Last year was defense by commity but there was depth to plug holes, this year there… Read more »
Even last year they were bad
Fleury stole them 2 series pens had. No business to go to the conference finals
And they had a lot of puck luck
Sam thinks Murray let in 4. He doesnt realize the last goal was an empty netter because his TV was off, again.
Was sheary and kessel playing today
Here’s betting the local media – Lead by Dejan – Wil blame the league and refs for that loss
Well, they did “confirm” a no goal that was clearly in. And they did allow Murray to get whacked in the leg a second before the Caps scored. But, the Pens didnt start playing until the 2nd period so its still on them.
According to npl They had no puck luck
That puck was in. It they called no goal on the ice. Impossible standard to overturn on goal like that
Dumo’s got a concussion. I’m convinced he does. I just hope the league suspends Wilson.
Pens had no puck luck according to npl
Hey npl I know you turned off your TV already
But remember last night you said Vegas needs 4 first fleury
And what did I say
Don’t worry pens will need 5 for Murray tomorrow et voila
Fleury let in 4. Murray let in 3. Soooooo wrong again!
Well… Pens get the split. Fingers crossed Dumo is being held out as a caution. We need Geno back big time… hopefully Hags is close too
Agreed. Wilson should be suspended a game. He won’t be but should.
And again, no one even got in Wilson’s face. Then again, who would?
Hags is done for the series. Most likely a concussion.
Brassard trade looks better each game.
Brassard shaping up to be worst trade deadline acquisition since Norm McIver
For Straka, right?
Needed him to step up with Malkin out and he hasn’t done much.
Lol, there is already a picture of the no goal call online where you can see white between the puck and the line…
Minus 15…sam is so happy the Penguins will lose here that he goes minus 15 lol. Fucken loser
Just keep thinking of everything in future we gave for Brass@SID4800$$
Can’t beat what pens gave for Reeves last summer then trade him same year
Pens have no puck luck
Why do you care? Or is this excitement to watch them lose? Fakeass fucken fan. What garbage, pays for a Penguins page, at least twice, to cheer for everyone else. Fucken loser… nice Penalty Letang!
2. Las Vegas
Sams favourite teams in order from what we’ve seen from this fucken assclown
Yeah you might as well put pens at 31 spot since you are at it
See we knew it. Asshat
31. Penguins… not a surprise. Glad you finally admit it instead of lying to yourself.
Wow! That was in. They should have replay for headshots
If you watch Canadian channel you would see head shot was not clear.
But you wont hear Bob Cole because he sucks
As long as it’s no clown from nbc. I’m fine with it
It wasn’t clear to the officials on the ice. It should be crystal clear to the Player Safety Department. But they will fuck it up.
No goal puck never fully cross
It did Sam. Of course you can’t tell on your black and white rabbit ears TV.
I have a 4k TV
So it’s just pure stupidity then…. thanks for clearing that up
It’s not yours if you watch it in the store
It absolutely does asshole… look how excited you are that the pens are closer to losing. That puck disappears behind the post. The NHL simply using the line when the post is the same size is a joke and you’re a fucken fraud.
Sam reveling in the Pens losing. Imagine that.
Exactly disappears therefore no prove
It’s incredible how you continue to show how incapable you are of thinking.
The problem is the leagues adherence to simply the goal line while ignoring the FACT that the post is the exact same size. If it disappears behind the post it has to cross the line. A minute a go you were claiming it didn’t cross. Also the word is “proof” you grade school dropout.
That’s a goal man… Horny comes through with a terrific play by Sid. They better not fuck this up
The puck disappears behind the post for fuck sakes
It doesn’t show it fully cross the red line.
It disappears behind the post period! The line is the exact same size as the post you fucken idiot
The ole Fleury overplay
Imagine that, the Cap fans don’t understand offsides. Horrible fan base
We have fans like npl that thinks the game is played on white grass.
Were not in a better position to talk about it
Amazing how much the Pens miss Malkin on the PP.
Yes they need the pp specialist specially chubby
Why are so stupid?
Bergevin already looking to trade the third pick…
Get ready next game for Hunwick. Gross.
holding out for Pedan myself
Great… no Dumo… teams in some real trouble
Cbc exposing fraud Murray’s glove side
His done if they show that the league will catch on as same said takes the league and fans an average of 2 years to find fully their weaknesses.
So it’s been over four years since Johnston was hired, guess he’s due for an Adams? Been 3-4 years since you called for St Louis too… Sams a genius
Sam, turn your tv back on
Not until they tie it
It’s on they needed minmum 4 for Murray I know I’m aware of it just didn’t want to hurt npl s feelings
Pens trying to dig out of Murray’s hole
Nice period but they could have come out like this in the first this would be a different game.
It’s official kessel is no longer game time decision
He is period time decision
Let’s see if that bum decides to show up at some point along with sheary
Somebody tell Brassard that St Louis Mom died. Dude will go off.
nice call back
Dude was money in that series when she died.
The baby pens in the lineup are asleep. Both ZAR and Simon oblivious to where the puck is in the offensive zone/around the net
ZAR doesn’t impress me.
Was wondering is so worried about making a mistake on D is the issue. Were they over emphasis D.
Now Pierre is going on about Linesmen. He’s the worst.
Great play by Guentzel
-5ammich is back with a vengeance
Where was this effort in the first?
Is kessel game time decision
That goal was Letangs Fault 🙂
Brassard is beginning to annoy me. Big Game Brass? Must of left that moniker in NYC.
Thats not clever. Wont stick no matter how much you try.
But it’s so fetch…
ZARs awareness in the offensive zone is trash, he’d be a zero in NHL hockey lol ffs
On that breakaway… Letang comes off the bench and instead of identifying the change in progress he abandons the middle of the ice as the Caps already had Connolly up the middle, he then proceeds to skate to the opposing blue line as two caps converge, it’s at this point he realizes he’s in too deep and too far from the centre of the ice as the puck is fired off to Connolly.
So ya, Murray has gotta be better there but let’s not ignore Letangs role, yet again, in a huge mistake
He makes up for it… despite the minus five from sammich however Letang was a major factor on that 3rd goal
That’s it. Wilson knows that horrible 4th line won’t make him pay for his reckless hit.
Let’s be fair here… Wilson’s the type that doesn’t care who is on the other bench anyway. Pens need to respond in some manner regardless
Good thing we brought up all the black aces maybe some of them have balls to help team mates. Wilson will go through this game with out any one even skating at his shadow.
This would have never happened with Reaves on the team…
Wilson will be suspended for that hit. He’s a repeat offender. Dudes reckless.
Said this was coming. And NHL will turn a blind eye
This team is in trouble if Dumo is out. He’s the entire first defensive pair for the Pens.
Well that was a hit to the head. I’m sure the league will miss it
Headshot by Wilson
Here it comes.
Really? That went in? Murray is so frustrating at times.
How about all the time
Almost as frustrating as the defenceman who looks to have been responsible for the fuck awful change that led to the breakaway.
Yeah like this time.
Pens need Puck luck.
Maybe a dozen of pp would put them back on track
That might wake up chubby as well
Well..breakaway but the third one glove hand… come on!
Pens are non existent on the ice and Murray’s gonna continue to get victimized glove side
Do you think the league knows Murray can’t catch a puck?
In Murray’s defense Connolly is a sniper.
Connolly can’t believe Murray plays without a glove.
I wonder if there is rule preventing a goalie from wearing two blockers.
I would try it. He can sell his glove on eBay. Listing could be new without tags.
“Opened but never used” lol
Probably a good thing Montreal didnt win the lottery. Imagine how much better Nashville would be with Dahlin.
I tough it was sabres
Do you need an adult to explain the joke to you retard?
Someone needs to tell Oleksiak to play to his strengths. It’s ok to touch someone.
Ill take Guentzel in a fight over Wilson any day
What I like about Murray’s game is how well he controls those 35-foot wrist shots.
What a stop by Murray
It was but still have to dig out of hole.
Because if Murray. Left me finish your sentence.
This is sam level engrish lol
Big fingers, small key pad
Big fingers like npl type of big fingers ?
This is just weird….
With any luck the Penguins will take the ice in the second period
It’s “a third liners” fault 20 shots were taken against the Penguins? Do you even hockey bro?
With Zatkoff in net
What league is he playing in now?
Unfortunately, same as Murray
Really? Zatkoff pitched a .885 in the AHL this year lol
Id like Murray to improve his glove hand just like the rest of us, but theres not a lot of time between Stanley Cup wins and the start of the next season to work on it.
His often on vacations
he has time to work on his glove
Good nothing is going on with Pittsburgh sports over the last week or so……….
We got them were we want them 2-0 now we will wait 35 minutes to turn it on.
Good job scum sully for wasting it on a fraud
Scum Sully has more cups than Therrien does… twice over
A it’s a good goal fagg Murray with excuses.
Sams latent homosexuality is showing… it’s okay sam, no one will judge you for wanting to borrow all the **** your mom sucks. You don’t have to hide behind bigoted statements
Don’t worry we have that young Swedish goalie opps never mind he have we have Brass @ss.
And scum sully trying to rescue fraud Murray
“Scum Sully”… but Mike Johnston was a great coach hey dumb fuck?
thank god he didn’t hit him in the glove hand.
Surprise surprise another glove side
That was letang fault too guys
No it was Crosby’s if it sticks
What do ya think about the Crosby penalty sam?
I guess powerplays are important…
Fire drill first period again
What a giveaway by chubby. If that was letang half the board would be shitting on it. Talk about agenda eh ?
Says the guy that’s entire body of work has been lazy Russians going back home and hot did eating third liners having an easy time… you’re dumber than we accuse you of. By a lot… you still can’t figure out that putting guys like Letang under a microscope is your fault for being a ridiculous cuntt about so many other names
Npl officially turned off his tv
That’s got to be stopped. I know it’s Ovi but he saw it all the way.
It’s glove side. Even a beach ball can go through when it’s Murray in net
Not even 9 minutes in, 10 shots faced… the only one in the net is from one of the greatest goal scorers in the games history…..
Nice one clown it wasn’t on the 10th shot it went in but since you judged turned on your TV you can say on 10 shots
Lmmfao… they took shots after the goal you impossible idiot. The point was the Caps having been pouring it on and he’s made a lot of saves. Fuck are you stupid
Glove hand hell that looked like a broken wing.
That goal was letang fault too ? Clowns
Sam sucks. He turns his TV off early and misses Pens comebacks all the time.
That’s what bandwagons do.
Coming from a guy that lives in Florida capital state of hockey bandwagon’s and std
Says the Montreal queeb that clearly likes both the Habs and Knights far more than Pittsburgh to the point that he’s openly cheered against the Penguins
Geno is out!
We can win this series without him. Rest and strengthen the knee for the bruins/tampa series.
D wastes too much time talking to his Pitates sources to get their inside scoop. Stick to the Pens D!!!
No Thornton. No Kane. Vegas still needed 5.
Fucking lil Jon. Nice NBC
He seemed more knowledgeable than Sam.
lol big time hockey fan from WAY back
Although when it comes to a bunch of balls, Sam’s Mom has a ton of luck.
Montreal has no lottery luck.
Dahlin to Buffalo
He will have the chance to play with fraud eichel
The Burns goal was vintage Fleury overplaying and giving up a wraparound goal.
Overplaying it he got pushed a player on him good job typical democrat news from you
Toronto said good call chubster. He overplayed it before the push by his defenseman. Not surprised you missed that. #retarddoesn’tknowwhatheswatching
Vegas needs 4
No worries pens will need 5 tomorrow
Sam already showing his Pens support. Yeah you like the Pens!
It’s not about liking or hating it’s the reality but since you are a dumb bandwagon fan you clearly don’t see that the team often needs minimum 4 for Murray
Blah, Blah incoherent sentence. Sam post
Obviously you wouldn’t know because once pens are down
2-0 you often tend to turn off your TV.
Remember you did it last year when caps were winning 2-0 and you said see you guys on Thursday. Then you and that npl found out through the site pens did a comeback and won the game. I bet you did the same caps vs pens on game 1 this week as well
That never happened you retarded Frog. You are the biggest fraud on here. You hate the Pens and everybody knows it. Please go away. Everybody makes fun of you because you post the dumbest things when it comes to hockey. What’s it like to be a running joke?
Yeah I’m a bandwagon fan. Dude I’ve been following the Pens longer than you have been alive. Jackass!
Fleury should get the secondary assist on that Couture goal
Get lost fatso
Sharks no puck luck.
Or fleury is stealing the game
Neal a 5 star dumb asss glad pens got rid of him although gaydogg was heart broken over that bum
Glad league suspended black Kane. But it shouldve been 2 games
Carrier should be suspended for the knee he just threw out.
Gallant a true coach since perron back he kept carrier in lineup and healthy scratched Tatar a guy that Vegas paid expensive 1st 2nd and 3rd round if this would’ve happened in Pittsburgh bandwagon fans would’ve want his head on silver plater. He plays the player that is needed on the lines not based on popularity contest and that’s why he had trouble with Florida they didnt want him have control and as stupid as they are as npl they fired him
True coach just won two straight cups younfucken retard
I wonder who Montreal would give away Dahlin to if they won the lottery.
Jay Bouwmeester… Canadian, on the Olympic “swaud” well past his prime
I hear they really want Paul Martin to play along side Webber and are willing to trade their top pick for him.
Paul Martin. Is done just watch Vegas and you’ll see him how miserable he is with sharks
Yeah, they will probably just trade the pick to Edmonton for the rights to sign Andrew Ference and a life size cut out of McTavish.
Montreal with a top 3 pick. The reveal at the second intermission serves as their Stanley Cup.
Go Buffalo, the fans in Montreal don’t deseve the pick.
2008 Draft. ALL GONE. Great Job, they all sucked and the best player had no heart for football.
Mendenhall, Sweed, Bruce Davis, Tony Hills, Dennis Dixon, Mike Humpal, Ruan Mundy.
2009 Draft. 1 left, was ok for the steelers, but most developed after they left steelers.
Ziggy Hood, Krag Urbik, Mike Wallace, Keenan Lewis, Joe Burnett, Frank Summers, Ra’Shon Harris, AQ Shipley, David Johnson.
Hood average at best, Wallace 1 trick pony, Lewis developed after he left then injuries killed him, Urbik average after he left.
2010 Draft. 2 left. 2 hall of famers 1 left for $$ and the rest suck.
Pouncey, Worilds, Manny Sanders, Thad Gibson, Chris Scott, Crezdon Butler, Stevenson Sylvester, John Dwyer, Antonio Brown, Doug Worthington.
2011 Draft. 2 players and the rest blow.
Heyward, Gilbert, Curtis Brown, Cortez Allen, Chris Carter, Keith Williams, Baron Batch.
2012 Draft. 2 players, 1 which is gone and the rest are terrible.
DeCastro, Mike Adams, Sean Spence, Alameda Ta’Amu, Chris Rainey, Toney Clemons, David Paulson, Terrence Frederick, Kelvin Beachum.
2013 Draft. 2 players and the rest blow. Anybody sensing a trend yet?
Jarvis Jones, lev Bell, Wheaton, Shamarko Thomas, landry Jones, Terry Hawthorne, Justin brown, Vince Williams, Nick Williams.
2014 Draft. Shazier unfortunately injured, can’t hold that against him. Tuitt is good. Bryant’s off the field issues kill him. Rest suck
Shazier, Tuitt, Archer, Bryant, Shaquille Richardson, Wesley Johnson, Jordan Zumwalt, Dan McCullers, Rob Branchflower.
2015 Draft. Dupree, James, Walton and Chickillo are average at best. disappointing draft only 3 years old.
Dupree, Golson, Coates, Doran Grant, Jesse James, LT Walton, Chickillo, Gerod Holliman
2016 Draft. Best draft by far…..but still too soon to judge.
Burns, Davis, Hargrave, Hawkins, Feeney, Ayers, Matakevich.
2017 Draft. Besides blowing a 4th rounder on a QB and then the long snapper, has potential.
Watt, JuJu, Sutton, Conner, Dobbs, Allen, Holba, Adams.
Nice summaries. Some of those names feel so long gone lol. Ta’Amu!
Nice to see the Steelers drafting better.
Rooney’s don’t fire anyone. We are stuck with that joke.
Tampax lost today.
According to npl
They had Puck luck
They got carred.
Hey zero tool how did Nash do today
Bout fucken time although he did need the PP to score the first one and we all know how shitty PP specialists are
Isn’t that the case for chubby
Let’s hope pens get a lot of pp so we can jump start chubby
Chubby had almost as many goals as Nash had points this year you fucken dumbshit
I don’t know which arena is more quiet today.
Montreal empty arena by not being in playoffs or Tampax arena while in playoffs and playing
Malkin skated with full contact jersey. Good sign.
Nice now he can give the caps a chance go win by taking dumb penalties so his friend ovi scores from the other side
Malkin is game time decision for game 2
NHL lottery tonight at 7:30 pm
Finally! Montreal is relevant again in the Spring!
Happy with the Hart finalists. They took their value to their team over actual production, which is what the trophy is for.
There is no eichel or Mathews I wonder how creep npl feels
He probably feels like he just got vanned.
I told that to my friend the other day. He had small injury and had his arm in cast and he went toronto for training and that horrible scene happened. I asked him how’s your arm his like still miserable in cast. I said get vanned soon instead of get well soon
Yikes. Not sure which is worse. That joke or you pretending you have a friend.
Dude you have no friends .
The only time you think you have friends is when you come here on this site .
No friend luck for you
I bet the van would collapse after hitting that fat fuckk
Winnipeg is actually playing some solid “blue color” hockey right now…
Jets goalie stole the game
NO PUCK LUCK
And rinne was in one of those forms
He can be amazing or shitt at times and tonight it was the second one.
He’s American. Of course he stole the game.
Yeah up until be gets the big bucks that’s when they disappear and steal paychecks.
How is Tampax Johnson doing since his new contract I wonder what your BFF npl thinks of it
Called James Washington to the Steelers in the 2nd yesterday. Also said Malik Jefferson in the 3rd.
So they throw away a 4th last year and a 3rd and 7th this year for 2 players that won’t see the field for another 4 years. Terrible drafts since the Cowher days. Shocker, Jefferson goes to the Bengals 2 picks later.
Simply Dustin at it’s finest right there. They have 1 of the best draft records in the league over the last 5-7 years.
Sharks lost last night apparently they had no puck luck according to npl
I hope Murray looks shaky again Sunday.
How would you know? Wait for me to post then you can react.
What makes you think anyone on here gives any credence to your opinion? Your version of “shaky” is 32 saves on 34 shots. That works for me.
me too. I love shaky goalies.
Here’s betting the Steelers outdo themselves and draft the one-handed LB today.
what’s the sound of one hand clapping?
I give up
Sam, do you know what a verb is?
Since chubster wants to talk stats, here’s some. MAF has a playoff SV% of .912 and a GAA of 2.55. Matt Murray has a SV% of .926 and GAA of 1.99. And twice as many cups. The 1,747,075 straight swing and miss for fat Sam.
Good chance he reaches the 1.8M mark over the weekend.
His mama has…
1.8MM swingin black dicks lol
Dude, I could swear you cried like a biitch when I hated on Fleury for years.
I was realistic about him, whereas you cry like a biitch about everyone on the team, incessantly.
“Realistic” You defended him until the end and you’re only critical now so you can attack poor little Same.
And speaking of realistic, I’m a fan of the sport foremost. I do t fall in love with players and buy their jersey. Just call it like I see it. I’m critical when it’s deserved and heap praise as such.
Kind of like Murray being shaky yesterday? Spot on with that analysis. Maybe there’s just a problem with the way you see it. And in the same post, you said you’re starting to hate Murray. So you don’t love players, but you hate them. Essentially, you’re just very depressing and not really sure about what you’re watching.
Hmmm. Not really but keep trying. BTW, Have you turned 12 yet?
I think most were willing to be realistic but next to yoda everything had to be turned into apologetics just as it is now with Sam and Murray. I mean I want to really celebrate what MAF has done in Vegas but that fucken goof makes it hard
When you have a fat creep like npl everything on this site becomes hard
Jesus Christ… phrasing
I hear ya. I still feel so let down by Fleury it’s hard to buy in now. But man, does he look sharp. He’s tracking the puck better than I’ve ever seen. His movements are so quiet. Above average rebound control while still acrobatic. I’m rooting for him All the way up until he gets beat by a wrist shot from the redline to lose game seven
People tend to forget fleury was good under MT ,MJ and even under sully. DB system ruined him there was no defence strategy under him
As I said fleury was best goalie to play under db no other goalie would’ve done better and that’s why there is a reason his is a first overall pick. It doesn’t happen often first overall for a goalie and specially the year he was picked the roster was deep
Except Vokoun did far better, which is why Fleury was his backup. Dumba$$.
Fleury: .883 sv%, 3.51 GAA
Vokoun: .933 sv%, 2.01 GAA
Look at orpig
If you want to be true with your facts MAF has 3 cups, MM has 2. Without MAF last year the Penguins would not have had the second straight cup. There is also absolutely no pressure in Vegas for them to win. They have been playing with house money all season. Wait until next season when the rejection factor wears off, some big names leave and then the pressure to repeat this season begins.
MAF was the mvp by far for the first 2 rounds last year people tend to forget that he stole not 1-2 games but 2 rounds for the team that didn’t deserve. Also
Vegas has that blue color hockey mentality. No ego no captain. Everyone plays hard
While in Pittsburgh they had that problem under db .
Fleury didnt embarrass himself last year. I guess thats a steal.
Counting backup goalie Stanley Cup wins now. Yikes.
Ya, the nhl odds on favorite for playoff mvp after the first 2 rounds was clearly “just a backup”.
Just because you’re a back up doesn’t mean you have to suck. He was a backup that played really well, but a backup none the less.
You are right, those 9 wins he had in the playoffs last year had no effect and he was not worthy of a cup bc he was not playing when clinched the cup. He was just a backup.
Zerotool can we have the stats for Murray and fleury last 5 games
Both have 5 wins… of 16… MAFs are in the second worst division in hockey…
“He hurt his shoulder in training camp and he played the whole season with a strap on,” Colbert said.
That had to feel pretty stiff.
Probably borrowed Sam’s Moms strap on.
I wonder how Boone Jenner’s dad, Bruce Springsteen, is doing.
Still campaigning for Hillary.
A his favourite channel is CNN
Clinton News Network or
Crooked News Network
sams is CVN
Creep Van Network
Hey npl who am I
2018 playoffs 5 games played 5 victories 3 out of 5 are shutouts
Hasnt stolen a game. Team knows they need to protect him. No puck luck. Jew Bettman’s fault. Scum Gally should play Subban. Neal will take bad penalties.
Not sure I’d characterize any of the goals given up by Holtby – or Murray – as bad goals.
Who’s more shaky then?
Murray. Bad rebound control and slow to play the puck. Still, he made the stops when he had too.
I agree. When he’s on he sucks in the rebounds. I think the Sid goal Holtby would like to have back. I think Ovi tipping the cross ice pass may have through him off. I agree that you said sit Malkin in game 2. We are playing with house money on Sunday. I would have been happy with a split before this started.
Good talk bro.
At least the game was close and not a high scoring boring blow out like Vegas. That game was over in the 1st period, who wants to watch that bullshitt