Henry Hank wrote:I don't think it's a fair question when you're framing it around the points they've blown.
Oct 23: down 1-0 going into the third, won 4-1.
Nov 8: down 3-2 going into the third, won 4-3 in a SO.
Nov 11: down 5-2 in the third, won 7-6 in OT.
Nov 15: down 2-1 going into the third, won 5-2.
Nov 26: down 3-1 going into the third, won 5-3.
So they blew six games but came back in five others. Nine points lost, ten points gained. It's basically all evened out.
To answer your question, the Washington game was the worst. They were up 3-0 and were absolutely dominating, and they didn't even get a point out of it.
Yeah but with the exception of the Detroit game, all of those games were against teams that they should be able to beat now almost every time. Still, my point is that we actually could have the best start in franchise history and be right at the top of the league if not for these blown leads. It's happened just way too often and it's unacceptable. These games are setting the Pens back not just points in the standings but from having perhaps the best regular season in franchise history. When you break down those games, you realize that the Pens should probably have had every one of them except maybe the Devils game on October 11th.