Penguins – Capitals What We Learned
PIT 5 – WSH 3 (F)
Goaltending: Matt Murray (38 SV, .927 SV%) | Braden Holtby (25 SV, .862 SV%)
PIT Goal Scorers: S Crosby 2 (33), J Guentzel (35), P Kessel (23), J McCann (17)
WSH Goal Scorers: J Carlson (11), J Vrana 2 (21)
The Washington Capitals through the first 30 minutes of the game, were putting on a methodical performance and as each minute kept passing by, looked to be putting the Penguins to a slow death. Pittsburgh just never seemed to have the puck, couldn’t establish much of any zone time below the dots and Washington looked well on their way to going eight points up on the Penguins in the standings.
Until Jared McCann happened in creating an Evgeni Kutznetsov turnover just inside the Capitals blueline, blowing by Brooks Orpik who looked like was walking into a nursing home and dishing a backhand pass to Jake Guentzel for a tap-in goal.
If Pittsburgh goes on to win the division or even get home-ice in round 1 in a 2-3 matchup, the takeaway from McCann that led to the Guentzel goal can’t be understated in what a major four point swing it was for the Penguins.
The Penguins were dead in the water until McCann delivered the momentum changing jolt. If Kuznetsov late on his shift makes the simple play of getting the puck out and that Penguins rally isn’t happening. McCann’s elite level ability to track pucks was on display again.
47 seconds later, Sidney Crosby strikes with a breakaway goal as Braden Holtby lost his mind and decided not to play goal. Crosby then struck again a 1:01 later as Pittsburgh’s furious surge saw the Penguins scored three goals in a 1:58 span.
Washington was the much better team Tuesday night and their performance met the eye test and the underlying numbers. Washington possessed the puck at 63% to Pittsburgh’s 37% and were +12 in 5-on-5 scoring chances. Before the game from this point of view, it was lean Washington in a seven game series and after the game it’s status quo.
Pittsburgh was missing two very important players in Kris Letang and Bryan Rust and both who will be back before the playoffs, but there’s a still a little more to like with the Capitals when you break things down for a likely looming playoff matchup
But, the Penguins again showed like they often do in these matchups of their special ability that they have to completely change a game with one opportunity. The Capitals overcame their demons last year but Tuesday night should have been reminder to Washington the Penguins are still around and you don’t want them hanging around a game you’re completely dominating. You have to wonder about Pittsburgh possibly still having a mental edge if these two rivals meet again.
— In shipping out Riley Sheahan and Derick Brassard, the Penguins feel another element that’s paying off big time with the Jared McCann and Nick Blugstad additions is that it’s made the Penguins a quicker team in transition when possessing the puck. Pittsburgh had great disappointment in the lack of breakaway speed Derick Brassard had as a puck carrier. Since his groin injury last spring, Brassard showed no separation ability and while no one will look at Blugstad as being a great skater, he continues to show above average separation ability when carrying the puck combined with the size to fend off defenders. When teams are looking to add speed, that’s a primary thing scouts monitor is a players speed with the puck compared to without it. Pittsburgh knew McCann was this quick but there’s been a bit of a surprise element of Blugstad being a better skater than expected when he gets moving with the puck.
Meanwhile, Brassard has 3 goals, 6 points and a minus-12 rating in 18 games since being traded from Pittsburgh. He continues to look physically shot to evaluators.
— The happiest man in Penguins circles right now has to be Jim Rutherford. Penguins had sheltered Erik Gudbranson big time until last night, where Gudbranson held in his own in the Washington game and is getting some positive press out of it (Rutherford cares about that stuff). The Gudbranson addition to the lineup has worked out okay so far, but few should draw conclusions with a small sample size. Let’s see it play out but from a results standpoint, so far, so good in that the limitations that are very obvious in Gudbranson’s game haven’t crippled the Penguins on the ice like they did so often for Gudbranson when he was with the Canucks.
— Winger Bryan Rust just hit the two-week mark in his recovery from injury and the good news is the Penguins remain optimistic it’s a three week injury. [/hide]
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Good job with the content D… 3 straight Ls I figure youd be writing a beauty
If the Pens have to dress blandisi they might as welll go with 7 Dmen and limit Letangs minutes.
I just looked it up, there is no rule a goalie has to wear a catching glove. Just sayin
That’s a real knee-slapper.
Or in your case a Dickk slapper.
Dickk Groat? He seems like a nice guy. Why would i want to harm him?
When Maatta comes back, Letang should sit.
They will never bench him. They seriously need to reduce his mins as planed this season.
Lately fraud Murray can’t stop the puck when there is few minutes left to the games
Blame that on Tanger tonight but you will never do that.
Sam is too dumb to argue with. Its fun just watching him continually being a moron.
Trotman properly identifies his man…
Scary thing is seeing how fast they’ve cooled off. A week back they looked like they had enough left for some serious hockey with a couple names just sorting through a rough patch. Today? I dunno…
They have been like this all season. Why are you surprised?
Not surprised as much as worried. Every corner turned finds two more corners this year
Well told you droolers gets exited too early same goes about Murray wins few games and all of a sudden he is God now his back what he really is a fraud. Only thing. Missing now if he can fake an injury
Murray didnt lose this game for them you fucken tard! Letangs first game back is an L… surprise
Letang giveth, Letang taketh away and then taketh a stupid penalty. Thanks for coming back!
And the Russian never did that this year never saw you complain about him not even once. Talk about holding an agenda against Kris
And Crosby did it against Philly and you never said a peep. Piss off!
Assholee your Russian does it on a nightly basis not time to time
Now his my “your” russian again? You are such a bangwagin fan.
Hes not even riding a bandwagon, he openly dislikes the team less Crosby and Letang…
I did not mean to insult bandwagon fans.
Well for one it was easy to connect Letang direct to the tying goal AND the Penalty in OT killed any chance to end it. Malkins calls go mostly unnoticed as they are usually earlier in a game…
You must’ve forgot the game when he got 5 min major for swinging his stick on flyers player
They won that game 4-1 you fucken retard!
My point was he got late In the game not early in the game our Russian doesn’t have a specific time frame to take dumb penalties he takes then whenever he feels like it and 99% if his penalties come in the offensive zone which is even more crazy
Letang suckss trotman is the man
Well, he gave back his goal on poor coverage then took a penalty that had zero impact on the shot but ended their OT offence…. sooooooooo
This is just more proof of how you focus on nothing but the positives of those you like and negatives of those you don’t
Not suren about Trotman, but agree, Letang is the worst.
Don’t worry Errey Murray made sure it was in.
Here comes gimmick hockey S)….why cant they got 10 minutes 3 on 3 at least.
They are afraid of injuries.
What to go Tanger!
Win some lose some lol
Great penalty, zero effect on the shot, gives them the rest of OT to score…
Welcome back Letang…. now go away.
58 minute goalie again…..
Good news Flyers just lost
Obvious which game you gave precedent to…
We have run into two hot goalies last two games.
Make it 3 games. Penguins can’t score lately
oh forgot about the St Louis game that was just a total waste.
coming up on the 58 minute mark of the game just saying 🙂 holding breath. This is really a big two points
“Letang is Dynamic from the backside” – Errey
Sam immediately loses control
Move your comments to the Bell instant buzz article. This one closes in 30 hours.
What have we learned?
Looks like Letang is back tonight. Pens win 6-5 in OT.
Yes and I wonder how many will go from Murray’s glove side
Another loss for Murray and he will fake an injury after
oh hell let me start some fun #PowerPlayGoalsMatter……PPGM
I learned that Bjugstad is still overrated and that I like sunshine.
Is it possible to be 6’6 with a short reach
Should have added Coyle… his one goal since the deadline would look better to Bjugstads 4 in that same time frame
I would expect nothing less than from you Boxscore. The limits of your understanding are boundless.
You’re right Samdiego… Im sure that outside his fuck all contribution he has been terrific in all other aspects of the game and Boston has no lamentation about the lack of production of an acquired scorer early. Here’s the kicker, I am not lacking understanding of the details but the focal point of the game is to fucken score. It’s amazing how people like you hate stats that have been brought in to give a deeper look than just goals and assists yet when the goals and assists are there you are keen to overlook those in favour of your… Read more »
Dude, you’ve haven’t changed a bit in 5 years. That temper is bad ZeroCool. I stopped reading after the 15th paragraph. You just nDe my point about Bjugstad. Corsi and shots on goal are nice but don’t win games. Missing breakaways, shooting pucks in the goalies chest and missing a wide open net with a minute left. That does cost you games.
So does throwing cross ice passes at the blueline and stepping up hard with a complete miss in OT. You havent changed either, as I said earlier a very inflated sense of self worth and a significantly more narrow minded view on the game on average than you give yourself credit for. 15 shots from that line in total… they were by far the only thing going for the team last night. Hart played exceptionally well but instead of giving credit where it’s due you use it to single out players. I have always found this hilarious, anyone that can… Read more »
Good job on a cogent argument. I read your entire post.
One positive from that game… a loss like that will surly result in an article
Evgeni Malkin is considered week-to-week with an upper-body ailment, Pittsburgh Penguins head coach Mike Sullivan told reporters after Sunday’s game
Bruised or broken ribs, that Bortuzzo shot was dirty as fuckk
Good think Gudbranson was there. Bortz did the same thing later on. No response.
He must have thought it was Sheary…
One thing we can all agree on, Gudbrabson isnt smart enough to know
He once played for Florida what do you expect
It would appear he isn’t alone in that
Now that he got his 1000 points he can take his annual vacation with no worries trade this fuckerr already
I told you guys last week he was due. Enjoy this con man while you all can soon or later you bandwagons will fall from hiss cock after riding so long.
The fact that Letang hasnt played in a month yet you’re bitching about Malkin shows how pathetically biased you really are. The only dick riding going on here is you by a mile dude. If the dicks attached to Crosby or Letang youre on it like white on rice, in a glass of milk, on a paper plate in a snow storm.
Letang 1st… hes not even close to 1000 and took his annual vacation
With npls and some morons here Murray 2 Stanley fleury 1. You guys think penguins can trade Murray and get fleury back after all its win for Vegas since murray won more cups looooll
You mean the goalie that started to melt down vs Ottawa in 2017 witha historically bad game that was bailed out by Murray? Then went on to let his team down in the finals last year? That guys your pick to win?
He let down Vegas last year you assholee Vegas was a fluke team only reason they made finals was because fleury not one game not two games but stole 3 series on his own.
And he forgot to show up for the finals. Second makes you the answer to a trivia question.
He forgot to show up or team was exposed and looked slow vs caps. Get lost fatso. It’s clear you didn’t watch the finals and had an agenda on fleury you box score specialist
Exactly the point… basically Fleury is to you what God is to evangelicals. If they win it’s all MAF but if they lose it’s clearly everyone’s own deficiencies lol. Fucken loser
That’s how it was in Pittsburgh for band wagons like you and npl only difference penguins win it’s all geno sheary penguins lose it’s all fleury fault. When you blame flyers series on him and not on players that didn’t play hockey and were concentrate play dirty game to entertain your idol DB with Neal,geno orpig ,engo,Cooke ,Crosby and rest of them It’s all fleury fault
Lol, You’re so fucken lame… I’m not joking here I think you’re certifiable
Holtby out played him. Everyone but you will admit that. I was rooting for Vegas and MAF but he chocked like clockwork.
Yup, it was really disappointing to see Washington win especially because an old friend was standing in the way.
I mean outside the BS, Vegas was overmatched and MAF wasn’t able to make the saves needed to keep them in it while Holtby was on a mission.
Goalies can steal a game or 2 maybe a series but 3 series that’s insane same goes in 2017 with penguins they had no business to pass the first round and fleury stole 2 series and was mvp up until late vs senators.
They beat LA 4-0 and WPG 4-1… you’re fucken retarded if you think that’s all MAF ffs! Vs SJ the total score of game 1 and game 4 was 10-0…. all MAF clearly.
You want to give it all too MAF… when he lost in Pittsburgh you wanted to blame everyone except him. If he “stole” all three playoff rounds up to the finals then clearly he fucken lost for that team in the finals… no one gives a shit about three rounds when the opposition gets to dance with the cup in front of you
Are you serious captain box score I watched alll the games yes they beat kings 4-0 and jets 4-1. But look how close games was. Specially kings 4-0 you are dumber then I tough disgrace to Canadians and hero to Americans boxscore Do me a favour got check how close games was and Vegas was out played in many of those despite the big lead in the series wow you made npl look genius now.
“I watched all the games” and that is supposed to make us feel better about how it went down? You have been jerking off MAF is grandiose fashion since he left. You are a completely unreliable source here period! Vegas outskated each of their 1st three opponents, that is why they won. They were able to win puck battles based on their foot speed but came unglued vs Washington right down to your boy in net. I am not claiming MAF didnt play well, unlike you I am not a fucken idiot, but what I am saying is MAF was… Read more »
How you steal a series keep the game low score and out perform the goalie on the other side
Something that your fraud Murray can’t magic number for him is 4
Stealing a series for a goaltender requires the team he’s on to be grossly outplayed by their opponent yet still claim victory. In a 4 game straight series you usually have a domination by one team… Vegas was appluaded for their defensive structure, their scoring depth, their team speed and tenacity on PKs keeping opponents at bay. Fleury played wel, I am not denying that but if Vegas doesnt do the rest of what they did in front he doent win 4 stright games you fucken simple little man. Vegas outshot LA 131 to 130 in that series; in fairness… Read more »
Right… he missed nearly the first half of the year and they were a league leader. You can attempt to rewrite history but we all know you’re a hyper biased moron
The way fraud Murray never played full seasons and won the cup.
Trying spelling MORON right.
Sam(e) edits again!
Lot of dead weight to get rid of in the off season. Kessel. Murray.
Glad you just realized it some here are still riding their cockss based on their lucky fluke run few years ago
“Runs”… they were both huge in back to back years thus completely dismissing the idea it was a fluke you idiot
Only team to fluke two years in a row since the salary cap era.
Back to Back cup runs are not a fluke. Montreal winning the cup in 93 was a fluke!
Kessel looked so bad tonight I really don’t want to argue this but based on your assessments it’s almost a complete indictment of the idea #48games
Chubby was already lost case with no geno he looked even worse. Don’t know when people will realize he can’t play 5v5
Been singing this song since 2016… you’ve have to wait 4 years for any of this to hold any water at all. It’s not insight to say the same thing over and over and over until a player hits 32 and has a bad part of a year lol
36th in the NHL in 5v5 scoring in the last 3 years. Both Crosby and Malkin are ahead of him… moves him to 34th vs non-teammates. He’s top 40 scoring 5v5 in the entire fucken league you dumbshit!
Stupid nighttime Games !
I think these jerseys are bad luck they turn against Murray last minute of the game
Sid tired of carrying the team throws the game. Sid knew Murray would blow it in overtime. Wanted to get home.
Makes sense especially in the last minute of OT, did you like Sheary tonight? Sure you seen him a couple times I imagine…
I thought sheary looked good. He’s #12 right? Not as good as the top 6 sure bet Scott Wilson.
Lol, I was never one calling him a sure top 6 but if we want to make that call… Wilson still plays in the NHL. More than we can say for a guy like Zatkoff whose 48 career games are mostly unmemorable lol
Except for the one that propelled the Pebs to the cup. You know the performance Sullivan talked up recently, three years later.
Hahahaha game one where he had to make mostly “routine saves” or game two where he got lit up? I mean Vigneault did lay into his team for letting Zatkoff off the hook
Nope, the game when the mental midget and Fraud couldn’t make it.
Oh ya, the one that Vigneault was very upset at his team for all the outside shots making it an easy night. What’s crazy is how easily they tied that series up after the adjustment. What’s more crazy? You were riding that “blow it up” bandwagon until what? Late March? Tell me? Was it Zatkoff that changed your mind?
Pretty sure I was on the blow it up train until
After the 2nd round.
Pretty sure you’re still. Tard too.
Awe you’ve been taking English lessons from Sam… is that why you were handing out virtual BJs to him the other day. “Good job Sam, slurp”, “that was actually funny Sam, slurp”, “excellent point Sam, slurp, slurp”. Go lie by your dish, you were doing better while you were less active #samdiego48
Zatkoff GAA 3.07 / S% .908 in two games.
Huge figures justifying him calling two guys that have actually won and both played more than 48 games in single years “midget” and “fraud”
Murray must be jealous
Makes sense, he’d likely trade his 8 cup finals wins to be the main character in your private little 2 game goalie fantasy lol
He got pissed off when coach gave the Russian an undeserving vacation due to his hard work this year
I think scum sully gave our Russian a vacation. So he doesn’t use his stick as a baseball bat and cost the team a goal with a stupid penalty
Wonder why !etang played chicken tonight…
Deja vu for Murray. All flyer’s needs 2 games in a row vs penguins is last minute of the game and overtime.
That OT goal was all on your boy!
Literally both those goals had bad plays by your fantasy man all over them. Sid played a great bad game tonight! He looked great one moment and terrible the next. Weird night but if you cannot lay any of this at his feet based on an up and down night you’re a bigger fraud than we already know you to be
Nice play Sid.
Sids the best player on the planet still but he made two critical errors in this game that directly contributed to Flyer goals tonight. Brutal
Anyway that fat fuckk npl can provide us this last minutes gifs as well
These 3 points from last 2 nights can haunt us later.
Based on Sids passes he might be laying heavy on the Flyers
Murray’s been solid in OT but I don’t want to see a SO
Hart has been so good
Hart is the next Carey price
Great goalie playing for a shit team destined to shit a HoF career away without a chance of sniffing a cup…. sad
Low scoring entertaining game for npl and rest of the museum kids watching
When you absolutely need Murray to stand tall he falls. Damn it.
Still OT, he comes up Big there then no biggy, he’s played hard against a guy whose been unreal. Pens gave up 19 shots in third, theyneed to be better
Two huge saves there bailing out a bad change
Just like the outdoor games last minute or so gave up goal went overtime and lost 2 back to back GIFS worthy goals that we still waiting upon npl
Silent until a goal, what a transparent fucken loser
All those big saves in the third and OT. Of course you and the bandwagon boy would blame Murray.
Cause Murray Sucks when it matters. And band wagon this bitch I have been down and will be there long after you Stan are gone.
#27 Just whiffed on an empty net
Wonder if he would have been better served staying upright.
There were a handful of WTF moments leading up to the tying goal 🙁
So if Bjugstad scores you wouldn’t be blaming Murray then? Sid didn’t get it deep. Made a dumb pass cross ice. Just sayin.
Good point but to be a top goalie Murray has to make one of those saves and that one shouldn’t have been that hard.
Extra attacker so had time and space and walked down the slot.
Good thing there was no Geno today… last thing they’d need is a bad penalty at an opportune time to give Philly some life…
Video replay is a lot of fun today…
No Letang today… coaches felt the need to protect him vs the team that booked his most recent vacation?
There is a lot of Dallas fans at the game tonight… lol…
Must be due to all of those Bishop Shutouts Sam was telling us about
MAF has a “lower” body isssue. Sam(e) must have used to much teeth this time.
The Pens should have signed that Sheary guy. He scored another goal. He may lead the league in scoring one day. Wow.
He’s quite the tough guy too… at 5’6 I’ve seen him handle guys almost twice his size from the bench….
He’s playing it too close tho, he needs 7 or 8 points to improve the teams pick
Hopefully he will light up Montreal on the 23rd for Sam(e).
That’d be hilarious
I hope like hell he does we need the better draft pick from the deal.
8 points! #shearywatch
No Letang again tonight. Im guessing he’s been healthy but Sullivan realizes the best chance to win is with Trotman.
Predicting a bounceback Sunday. 5-2 Pens. Murray with 25 mostly routine saves. No sign of Letang.
Another money call!
Sam has been waiting since December for Fleury to have a better 10 game stretch than Murray. Haha finally!
Just in time. He won’t even get ten games in the playoffs. Playoff Fleury won’t get past the first round.
The way he did last year right ?
You think they have that in time again? Lol…after the total collapse in the finals he’s probably rife for a disappointment early… for three or four years
The shock and the Vegas flu has worn off. That team was riding on rejection, the ride is over.
More like from 2010-2016
The Penguins are auctioning St. Patrick’s day jerseys online. Letang’s Gaelic name on the back of the jersey is Turnover.
Murray’s name on the back Fraud
Malkins name on the back vacation.
Kessels name on the back part time sniper
Malkin splayed like a dozen more games than Letang the last 5 years lol
And 30 more playoff games.
D any news if letang is playing today
D any news if fraud Murray will be in net after a disastrous start yesterday at the museum
D any news if democRats will win next election
We don’t want him! If walls work, build one around Montreal and keep him there!
Why do you post here since you hate the Penguins so much?
So excited for an evening game today. Who’s excited ! I love going outside during the day.
Murray injured yet?
Ron Klatt suckss
Most importantly NPL suckss
*french Canada sucks
*wanna be republicans suck
*fake ass pens fans suck
You really are obessed with American culture. First we need to teach the difference between a city and a state.
What a weird schedule on Saturday they played at 1 pm and on Sunday they will play at 7:30. Where is the logic behind this. On top of that 1pn was museum atmosphere Sunday night will be same.
Should’ve been Saturday 7:30 Sunday 1pm
You’re right, let’s be upset that there is almost a full days break less a few hours as opposed to less than 12 how Sam wanted…
I have good news and bad news
Good news is islanders lost
Bad news is penguins play again in the museum vs flyers a team that rested today with no game
Let’s not take the flyer’s lightly. We’ all saw what they did at the outdoor game
Still waiting upon npl to provide us Murray’s GIFS at that game.
Sam(e) is only rooting for the Penguins tomorrow bc he is afraid the Flyers will catch up to Montreal.
Hey zero can you update fleurys last 10 and Murray’s please
You too stupid to do this yourself? Guess what sam… you’re up in this case, I can say with all honesty in their last 10 MAF has been better finally… I mean Murray is still better on the season overall but last 10.., all you buddy.. until tomorrow probably lol
Murray’s 69% save percentage smells like a long cup run to me.
Agreed, today’s game is how we need to judge the team and forget the run they’ve been on… I know you haven’t committed to the chorus a-la-2016 but… blow it up?
Team lost because of letang
I wonder what trotman and npl think
Since one game is a great indicator. Cryyyyy
Typical of this dude… waited 10 for an opportunity to shit on the team… he’s basically D without getting paid for bullshiit opinions
Sorry. Can’t read this now. Outside exercising.
Highly doubt that lol
Fleury fleury fleury
Who’s excited for this early morning game!
Did you know it was on 4 hours prior to that message? I mean after the Gudbranson vs Sheary moment it’s probably a fair bet you “close” your TV more than you’d like to admit
If MAF was in net he would have stopped everything including all the warm up shots taken by both the Penguins and the Blues while eating a doughnut.
Only thing that worked out today…. NYI lost too
Simon wants to catch up to Reaves.
Errey… “is that the book”… one fucken quick goal on a broken play nullifies the half dozen saves by top end shooters looking for similar spots lol Jesus Errey
Do you know Bob Errey once player for the Penguins. He brings it up every game.
You don’t say
Drinking game take a shot every time Errey babbles head on a swivel. Errey so today considering blasting classic rock and watching game on mute.
Guentzel falling to retrieve an untouched puck nullifying a potential breakaway pass… ya it’s one of those days
Sid stopped like that on a breakaway anyway… yup
Rust can’t get back soon enough.
Wow the Blues hit better than Pirates they are 4 for 12.
So… what is everyone having for lunch?
Little crow today lol
Watching this game thinking maybe some Jack
Well, if it continues to be this porous hopefully it’s a lesson teaching beating. How they can turn a switch off like this is incredible
Ahhh pull him now
And cue Sams gloating the Pens are losing
This is why I hate afternoon games. neither the fans or team have set their alarm early enough.
Hopefully there is some redbull in the dressing room for the boys
red bull my backside they need meth its like a TWD episode.
Call Walter White!
Is that Derian Hatcher out there?!
Murray 7-1-2 1SO, 92.9%
Fleury 6-3-1 2SO, 92.8%
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA…. you still lose
Waiting for Sam to cheer on Borts hit
Typical French Canadian take bad penalty in offensive zone
Letang still out! Good chance at going 8-1-1 today. Wish Rusty was back though.
Zero Can we have fleurys last 10 games
Last night he would’ve had another shutout but thanks to engeland turnover it didnt
BTW tbj he beat Dallas stars not a last place team as you always say when it comes to his wins
Oh and he was also first star of the game
So is this the goalies equivalent to almost goals? The would have shutout?
Also yes… if NPL don’t beat me to it I’ll get that for ya when I’m home from the gym
Penguins play in 1 hour
Vegas almost won the Cup but thanks to Fleury choking they did not.
Since he lost in the finals twice does that equal a cup win?
Reeves just scored 9th of the season does he have more goals than penguins 4th line combined ?
The guy they accuried who saw no Stanley Cup time and only 10 games in total. Keep him.
I bet npl was entertained leafs vs flyers tonight. Mathews 2 goals yet -2
Sam(e) reads box scores. He is smart.
Who’s excited for Morning/early afternoon hockey?
Not sure why but I fucken love a good early in the day game!
St Lou… 4-4-2 over 10 and an L2 streak… This should be a two the Pens grab especially with their current pace. Good time to get hot!
Unfortunately Letang might be back tomorrow.
Crosby knows whats up
“Anytime is a good time, I think,” Crosby said. “You never want to see guys out of the lineup. [Injuries] came in bunches there so it would be great to get guys back. Whenever that is, I think guys have done a great job of filling in and we just have to make sure we keep playing the same way.”
Definitely Crosby taking a shot at Letang’s recklessness. Crosby has been lights out since Trotman replaced Letang.
Lemieux – Coffey. Crosby-Trotman. Legendary
Maybe Letang’s car wont turnover tomorrow and he will miss the game.
Pens have been blessed with superstar talent
That Lemieux guy was ok. He only won 2 cups and out of his 1723 total points 701 were scored on the PP so he really only scored 1022 points.
I wonder which defence will be scratched
If I lived in Edmonton I wouldn’t want to go out during the daytime either.
Ironically it’s the fact that the city is loaded with douchebags that sound a lot like you that tends to keep me in doors… you’d be at home. Inflated sense of self worth because of where he lives but with minimal clue that can be applied to pretty much anything… you don’t drive a Ford F-150 or a Dodge 1500 by any chance do you?
Let’s see how they will do back to back games. Curious to see which game Murray will play.
Which game will Fleury get in their back to back? Will they hide him from the Sharks?
Why does it matter? He played Tuesday against the tougher opponent after playing very well in B2B games last weekend… DeSmith got the Eicheless Sabres… who cares at this point your entire narrative is nonsense
How bout this… Murray plays both because of how spaced out they are…
Rough night for Sam. Clicking the thumbs down button must be therapeutic.
Somebody please thumbs down this assholee already
There, the thumbs down you wanted…
Looks like you already did.
Regardless of how the season ends I’d like to see the Pens move Kessel and take a run at K Kappanen
I would laugh pretty hard if the Pens made that work. Trade the guy to acquire a key Cup piece then use said piece to add whatever as they sign Kapenen fully developed . Problem is they don’t have the picks to make the RFA play do they?
That’s right. Leafs wont want players with salary back like Mattaa. They will want picks or proven guys with less than 3 years under their belt. Pens have neither.
I was thinking more about an offer sheet as Kapenen is unsigned, depending on the cost of that contract. He is probably gonna require minimum a 2nd and that is at a 4 Million cap hit. Beyond that the price tag falls outside the Pens assets. They have a 1st, a 4th (hopefully 3rd), a 5th and 2 7ths… The following year the second is already gone to VGK. So an offer sheet could be tough. Based on what you said though and based on what you noted above and the teams feeling of needing a competent blueliner to help… Read more »
Strange things can happen time to time
Look at gudbranson he was traded to Vancouver for mcCann and.now both end up to the same team
Please… tell us one more time… I don’t think anyone noticed it when the trade initially happened or since. Good thing we have you to point out trivial nonsense repeatedly
“Billy likes to drink soda. Miss Lippy’s car is green”
Beauty, 15 games… 4 assists for Drouin hahahahaha. Button has just taken him apart of TSN. Factored into the winner last night. Habs are on the verge of being knocked out and Drouin is a ghost. Clean up your own yard sammich lol.
Trottman looked so good the first 3-4 games. Then someone told him he was playing in the NHL.
As i said garble garble Letang garblegarble npl garble
Pens Postgame talking highly of Gudbranson, breaking down a bit how the change has been good for him.
He’s been really good. He’s playing like the guy that Vancouver signed him to be. It’ll be interesting to see who sits if/when everyone is healthy. I’m guessing Petterson. Not a bad problem to have.
Funny part is gudbranson was traded to Vancouver for mcCann now both play in Pittsburgh
I would juggle between mattaa and petterson and come summer I make sure to trade Mattaa and kessel and clear huge cap space while salary cap goes up as well
Honest question: what would you expect to get for Kessel? I’m not opposed to trading him, but he’s producing at a very high clip. Maatta is expendable and I would think he’d get a decent prospect and a third, or something around there.
Kessel’s return on the trade market will all depend, to me anyway, on how the playoffs go and where they see the team moving foward. Either a true hockey trade which is value for value if they feel they are still a Cup contender, prospects and or draft picks if they want to rebuild and reload, or a salary dump return to chase someone on the open market. I could see him going to Arizona… Small market, no pressure and Rick T as their coach. Where they finish in the playoffs and his post season performance will help dictate his… Read more »
Trade mattaa and chubby and 3rd pick that sheary will fetch for penguins to Florida and get their complete 2nd line. Vatrano, trocheck and Hoffman. They would be a good 3rd line for penguins and Hoffman Can play penguins first power play Unit
If the Panthers made that trade someone will be getting fired.
Obviously panthers should not stop there
There is rumours habs might send a package trade to get huberdeau
Yes there are always rumours about French Canadians going home… from French Canada! It almost never happens and on the odd occasion it does you people are such assholes it never works
How many Edmonton players return to Edmonton over the years close to none ?
OK… but we don’t make it a big deal like you idiots do. I have seen so many Habs fans go sideways because Lecavalier or Brodeur or even Briere the first time around opted not to go. They don’t owe you a fucken thing lol
That’s the mindset of a person whose spent years trying to convince the board Malkin and Kessel suck
This makes a ton of sense actually, if Kessel does move he may want to return to the coach he played his best with. Lots of high picks and prospects available too
I’m with you, while we can fawn over “scenarios” that are fully incomplete I’d love to know what the return is and how the plan on replacing a ppg in the line up. End of the day this season hasn’t even ended and talk of taking parts of the team apart, especially from the guy that has wanted to unload that piece since it arrived, is rather premature. Like you and as I’ve said, I’d trade anyone if it makes the team better but we’ve yet to see a realistic trade that would improve the roster. On that note, Maattas… Read more »
That’s actually a realistic scenario. Nice job Same.
I like Petterson but he’s got some maturing to do for sure. So it’s definitely an option
Maatta sits. He’s also traded in the offseason.
During the Malkin fisticuffs did you see Gudbranson grab Connor Sheary and not Roustilinen (sp) in the scrum? He might be tough but he’s not very smart.
He made sure to tell him not to score
Ha. That was pretty funny.
You were hoping he’d score the entire night sammich, the guy all but single handedly beat the Pens last time out. DeSmith played terrific last night, let’s not pretend Sheary wasn’t one of the most dangerous guys in blue last night.
Meh, if that’s what we have at the moment as a critique it’s a bit of a reach! Scrums can get chaotic and often guys grab the first guy they see as an aggressor.
Is that your Sunday night men’s league experience talking or Your morning routine in the YMCA shower? #dechockeystar
Lol, good call on Bjugstad too, so basically you’ve bitched and missed on all the additions helping recently. It’s hilarious.
“Bjugstad is nothing special” – for everyone aware he was here to fill in for 3C we knew he wasn’t top 6. Welcome to the party, but he’s been solid on that line overall. #nothingspecial
Whaaaaaa Gudbranson didn’t grab the guy I wanted him too… he clearly sucks lol
It’s been pretty widely reported (apparently not in Edmonton) that the Pens expected Bjugstad to play top six wing and McCann to play 3C. Other than that fact you’re spot on. The fact you see Sheary as an “aggressor” says it all.
And do you really think Bjugstad is special? And please don’t fall back on “better than brassard”.
You want to split hairs on this now? Are you gonna try and push through the narrative that he was “nothing special, just waiting for others to find out” was anything less than a shot at him altogether? If they were trying to shoe horn him on a line at the time of the comment you could make a case but you have been whining about him pretty much weekly since his acquisition.
I said flat out, a couple days ago, what I liked about his game.go back and read it!
You think Bjugstad is a better center than McCann. I get it
Oddly I was all over McCann when he arrived… you didnt say much until this last week. Go figure… you’re 0 for 3 today
On that note… you still think Anaheim won the Sprong trade?
That’s fair. I didn’t know much about him and had higher hopes for Bjugstad. But it took me 1.5 games to know McCann was best piece in the trade.
This we can agree on, it was relatively obvious relatively quickly that McCann was far better than what Van thought they had.
HAHAHAHA, it was widely reported that they wanted to give him a look on the wing. They did, it didn’t work and it was quickly sorted that he was a better fit up the middle. You were still bitching about him a couple days ago lol. As for the fight, I knew something was off about that remark. First off I never said Sheay was, I said perceived… second he wasn’t even on the fucken ice. Must be that keen dek hockey eye you keep referring too . Gudbranson grabbed Hunwick and why? Because Kessel already wrapped up Risto who… Read more »
Holy shiit. Did I get you to go back and flip on your VCR? Hahaahha
You do understand that highlights are generally played the day after a game yeah? Back pedall all you like, this is an indictment of that keen dek hockey eye
Not in America. There no hockey highlights. Just basketball.
Fair! I could see that, as long as King James is tossing teammates under a bus there is no need for hockey reminders
He sees sheary as top 6. The way him and jaydogg did for TK back then and Sam said by time his 30 he will vanish and today TK is done. Same will happen to sheary
We seen Sheary as a viable option to play next to Crosby because they had some chemistry, big difference! You can attempt to put words in the mouths of others all you like but A: you cant fucken speak and B: you just don’t get it… On that note Sheary has played 13 less games so far than he did last season but has more points… No Crosby. Guy had like 5 high danger chances last night, if it wasnt for DeSmith playing the way he did the guy probably lights the Pens up again. You have an issue with… Read more »
Thanks for sharing your new place that you work. Wonder if you miss working at KFC
I’d rather work at 7-11 than get a weekly allowance being the dude doing your mothers sheet laundry lol. I bet you sniff em to see if you can find your dads scent… he doesn’t care to get to know ya buddy
Pens 5 – 0…. Habs doing the Pens no favours… Sam should hopefully be quiet tonight
The way sheary not doing favours to penguins
Are you unhappy he didn’t score tonight? I’d prefer the wins and not flirting with momentum shifts…. fuck you’re a terrible fan
I just watched the final 2 minutes of the Canadiens game. It was hilariously embarrassing.
Rough night for the sammich… Philly lost too
Npl favourite player score now trade letang asap
The deadline pasted you fucken twit… we have to wait until the offseason. The money they save can go to retaining this roster
Trotman with the shot woooooooooooooo
If only Hornqvist could do that 5v5… PP goals are so 1990s….
Nvm… Guentzel with the PP goal letdown
Was Kessel trying to miss on the PP again?
Bjugstad 6 – Coyle 0
Our goon making sure he leads the penalty department despite penguins Got gudbranson
Woooooooooooo Malkin 1000 points and keeps adding…. and he sticks up for himself wooooooooo Sams a fucken cry baby idiot wooooooooooo
Man, I just cant pinpoint why this team has looked so much better the past 9 games…
Must be the fact they are getting more power plays lately and the specialists are scoring
Always some asinine excuses
I will take “where is Letang?” for 800 Alex.
Thats basically how id expect a Malkin/Sam fight to go. Just a little boy cowardly shying away.
Bjugstad making Sam looklike an assholeeeee again
Was worried we were going to slack off tonight….I think Sully has them playing great.
They are finally looking serious
ok convinced on all cylinders
Trotman > letang
Murray > desmith
Murray is better than DeSmith you fucken donkey
I agree with both of these.
Hornqvist on the PP, how useless… PP goals yuck. Man PP goal scorers are fucken pathetic
GeNo Is JuSt ToO oLd…
chubbbyyyyyy thank God for the power play
Again Sam my bookie counts it …….that is what matters
It’s just so clear dude just doesn’t get it, I’ve never met anyone chastising players for PP production until that donkey showed up
I don’t mind they score on pp but they have to be affective on 5v5 specially when they are paid top dollars. Donkey
And he still contributes 5v5 you dumb fucken idiot. Or do you think he has 72 PP points this season? Fuck you are so dumb man
Funny, let’s estimate Kessel is clocking 50% of his production on the PP… places him 8th on the Habs in scoring lol well ahead of Byron
The nice thing about not being able to watch the game and having to listen to it in xm is Mike Lang and no Bob Errey!!!!
What are you talking about bob errey is amazing
Just ask npl
No one likes Errey’s commentary.
Zerotool glued to his TV tonight watching sheary fetching penguins 3rd round pick
Sam(e) will be rooting for Buffalo and Montreal tonight.
Cheering for sheary so he gets penguins the 3rd round pick. Hope he has a hat trick tonight lol
Probably are… don’t you think the 4 points he’s already put up this year is enough you fuckk?
Looks like As I Said Sam ruined all the good hockey talk we had going. Thanks, Sam!
And what hockey talk you had going
Trotman > Letang
That’s not hockey talk
That’s retardation talk
Yeah because Trotman has a big impact on their success.
Guy suckss and should not even play in this league and if so not more than 5min
Canucks headline news
Canucks scratch highest paid player
Erikson vs rangers.
You guys think penguins coach has balls to scratch penguins highest paid player
As a Pens fan, I’d sure hope not. I could see where you would want that though, as it would increase the chances of your habs making the playoffs.
Loui Ericsson, 69 games and 22 points.
Malkin, 65 games 21 goals lol
Sammich doesn’t understand these subtleties
When you are out of the playoff race and 2-6-2 in your last 10 games does it really matter. The worse they play the better the reward. Would Montreal or Vegas or any other team you drool over do that? The answer is simple, who gives a shitt!!!
So much for the heavy thumbs down thing lol. The sammich is transparent