Penguins 3 – Senators 2 (2 OT)
The Pittsburgh Penguins are heading back to the Stanley Cup Final for the second straight season.
An epic Game 7, the hero tonight was Chris Kunitz who ended it at 5:09 of the second overtime, burying a feed from Sidney Crosby at the top of the left circle past Craig Anderson.
In scoring his second goal of the night, it was vintage Crosby-Kunitz connecting that has the Penguins four wins away from becoming the first team in 19 years to win back-to-back Stanley Cups.
Kunitz starred in the win with 2 goals and 1 assist.
Justin Schultz also scored in the Game 7 win, a power play marker in the third period to put the Penguins ahead 2-1 and it was Kunitz again providing the net front presence.
What a performance from Kunitz to rise to the occasion at his age and produce his first three point game of the season.
Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final is Monday night.
Did anyone notice two shifts in a row that Pierre and Edzo, respectively, were befuddled and made a big deal of Sullivan “juggling his lines,” when all he did was double shift Sid with the fourth line? I mean, do these idiots even watch the f’ing game??
Pierre was to busy spouting off that Methot played major junior for the London Knights and something about his draft year to be to concerned with the game.
Thank God I watch my game in cbc and not a circus like NBC they talk about everything but hockey. At least cbc educates hockey. With NBC you become dumb no wonder most Americans are dumb, Npl, stain to name a few
You mean gems like “Kessel is stupid and crappy for smiling during the games and warm ups but it’s perfectly fine when Burns does it”?
Last sam checked.
You mean – thank god you turn your tv off because you don’t know what you’re watching last i checked. if CBC “educates hockey,” either A) you’re not watching, or B) they’re retarded.
Well we know 1st hand how much Edzo struggles with even basic coaching concepts lol
Nice screen by Pageau on the goal. Sam, maybe we can give him the game winner assist?
Admittedly, after the first period 0-0 I had little faith they would win that game. Just had a bad feeling entire time. But they won ha ha !
Doubts hit me after they scored 1st and Ottawa tied it right away.
I was still okay at that point – but when Dzingle tied it again…that’s when i was starting to think that it wasn’t meant to be.
Pens have been to the Cup Finals 6 times now…always in back to back years. Also earned themselves a new EC Champions banner for next year.
It’s funny I said this to a lot of people after last years cup… Pittsburgh always goes back to back haha
For some reason i have a mental block between 08 and 09 because they lost in 08…even though I was there to see f’ing Zetterberg raise the Cup at Mellon Arena.
IMO Guentzel’s minutes were reduced, in part, because he didn’t get a piece of Karlsson on the senator’s first goal. He let the guy skate right past him out of the zone.
Kid going through the struggles… he hasn’t been good. Maybe he could use a rest for a night or two. Worked for Sheary last year and this one lol
He’ll be fine but Horny coming back does create a dilemma. I sit Hags.
with nashvilles speed no way I sit hags. the pens are going to need to match there team speed. jake is hitting a wall it seems, a few days rest maybe a good thing for him. Wilson and rowney really changed this series for the pens, good to see the young guys really helping out
Murray faced 4 shots in overtime. 4!
These last four games – the puck possession / puck support, etc…they’re starting to look a lot like the ’16 team. They’re clicking at the right time.
You don’t wanna tell that to everyone not cheering for the Pens… like last year the overwhelming majority has Pittsburgh in deep over their heads lol. I even read that the Ducks D is so good in comparison that Nashville missing its top 2 Cs vs Crosby and Malkin is no big deal!
so hung over today… lol
Ditto – hung over and sleep deprived – I’d have been worse if I didn’t run out of alcohol in the house at the end of the third period.
Ran out of beer… figured scotch was a good subsitute… I was both right and wrong lol
I have reserves up in Pittsburgh – had nothing left in Raleigh. I wasn’t going out at that hour – even though I can actually buy bear at a market down here.
No hangover from a good old pot cookie, a little sleep deprived but it was a deep sleep.
Glad the Pens didnt blow it up last year…
Imagine being dumb enough to call for a mass overall two weeks before the Pens went to back to back Cup finals. Imagine that. Let that sink in. Our “prophet.”
Conor Sheary was awesome last night (aka “new TK)
Man he was good, looks more like the guy the far larger sample size suggests he is
Sullivan suggested a few games ago he’s dealing with something off the ice. That can totally F w/ your head. I’m not worried about him long term. He’s a really nice find.
Glad D had the Cavs score on the home page. Douchebag.
Right, I would rather watch a video of Simply Dusty applying his deodorant in the morning then have to see anything about the NBA
That was a lot of fun.
Let’s see if pens going to the finals history repeats with the same pattern.
2009 won same year stain became fan
2016 won year Npl became a fan
Will 2017 be a loss
Thats not a pattern
So bad at this.
For a guy that didn’t know where Pittsburgh was prior to the 2005 draft lottery, this is kinda funny.
Look at the sammich cheering against the Penguins yet again…
pens vs preds. pens in 6
When Murray is in net right?
yeah sure. he’s looking pretty good to me. go look at the numbers.
Holy shit. They actually posted that? Haha.
Kunitz has more Cups (3) than Ovechkin has tramp stamps (2)
Letang looked slow tonight.
Caps in 5
Ron Hainsey has more cup appearances than Ovechkin
Ha! True that
Kunitz sucks. It’s all about the game winner assist!!!
Horny Vs Neal
Per the fourthperiod.com
I bet that jee Bettman is exhaling
Ottawa – Nashville would have put the NHL on the map.
Dude just go to bed. Your bedtime Has passed
What was wrong with that? Are you all of a sudden pro jee?
Preds in 3
What a finish, Kunitz turned the clock back… Sheary was great too. Sid was also on a mission. Hard, as a real fan, to bitch about anyone Tonight
Very quiet, if they are gonna sit someone for Hornqvist he could use a game or two off
Maatta fell off as the game went on. Amazing a team with this D corp has gotten this far.
I shit myself and threw up in my mouth at same time.
Good news pens won
Bad News we have npl,stain and tbj for another few more weeks to pollute this site with there nonsense
Ahhh always need the Canadian boys to carry the team
Didnt you predict Rust to win it? Lol
Hey shitstain do you think this game winner assist matters
Hey Sam. Guess we don’t need letang.
Where is that punk that was hating on kunitz
He wasnt wrong. Great game but it doesnt change the past.
Kunitz was awesome but let’s not pretend this is another day at The office for Kunitz, besides you shitt on him like anyone else this season
Anyone watching this colllege softball game on ESPN.
Malkin is a man possessed.
Pens watched highlights of Murrays saves early in game 4 to get the momentum back
Hey D, what about Murray being beat twice on the young goal? Imagine the Pens lose… what about the goalie change to “their No 1.” Then? Hey D….. ylznik
I know 1 thing for sure, they were 8-4 against 2 of the best teams in the league with Fleury in net and a loss puts them at 2-2 against an inferior team with Murray in net.
yeah but they are 3-1 with murray. .750%. with the saint they are 8-4 .667%. murray gave the pens a chance and the pens won.
This is David Volek all over again. And I’m out of alcohol.
I picked a bad day to quit drugs
Fyntenol sucks kol
Finished the pot cookie, in a much better place.
*Fentanyl lol jesus christ
I have a horrible feeling about this
I feel ok as long as Murray doesn’t have to use his glove.
Just turn off your TV like you do best
My overtime picks
Rust for pens
Pageau for Sens
This is starting to feel like 1993
So chubby gets hit with puck whistle instantly. Yet jackets series player was bleeding and they let pens play and score a goal
Where is that clown that called kunitz out. BTW that Kessel call was BS that Michelin tire dove. But it’s okay I take the 2-1 lead