Malkamaniac wrote:If the team was completely healthy and was in the process of losing 6 in a row, I'd be way more miffed than I am now. Right now I just feel complete disbelief that this is happening.
Totally agree and you can't lose perspective. There have been breaks in every game that have gone the other way. Johnson killed any chance they had last night and tonight Malkin makes one mistake and it ends up being the winner. Brodeur and Lundquist had great games with some really big saves in them and Vokoun had a few tonight plus a break on Jeffries' chance.
The bottom line is that they are not scoring. It isn't, as some have suggested, a lack of effort.
Tonight, down only one, they tried to stay patient and began pressing at the end as they should have. The "way to turn it on at the end" crowd needs to tell me how a team can play that desperate for 60 minutes and come out ahead. That way of playing early on is more likely to result in a sound defeat with a rash of odd man rushes if the other team isn't collapsed into their own zone like they do at the end protecting a lead.
I swear some folks have no idea what they are talking about and want to blame anything for the fact that the Pens are not getting breaks anywhere from anyone right now.