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Penguins and Senators have something in common

Postby bse on Sun May 12, 2013 3:51 pm

Our beloved Penguins were mostly outplayed and outcoached in the first round, but managed to win in six.
Islanders outshot Penguins by five shots per game, 32.8 to 27.8. At times, the Islanders dominated.

Senators meanwhile, managed to outscore the Canadiens by 20 to 9, but in reality it wasn't easy for them either, although they won in five games.
Canadiens outshot Senators by more than five shots a game, 36.0 to 30.8. In game one, the Canadiens shot 50 times - 1/3 of the shot total for the Senators in the entire series. In the 2nd period in game 1, Canadiens outshot Senators 27 to 7.

This is good for the Penguins I think, as it is not expected that Senators can keep the constant pressure on them like the Islanders were able to. Regardless of how our coaching staff manages ("let's get to our game"), by virtue of this match up, the Penguins should be able to improve their puck possession against the Senators. This fixes many problems that were evident in the first round.
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Re: Penguins and Senators have something in common

Postby DontToewsMeBro on Sun May 12, 2013 4:01 pm

We'll see. This series unfortunately reminds me of the 2010 Canadiens. Penguins get 10 shots on Halak, he stones them, Cammalleri levitates down the ice like Hockey Jesus and scores from the dots. At least that's how I remember it.

Luckily EK isn't playing very well (supposedly) and Spezza is still out.
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Re: Penguins and Senators have something in common

Postby Tico Rick on Sun May 12, 2013 4:07 pm

They do indeed:
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Re: Penguins and Senators have something in common

Postby Jamie on Sun May 12, 2013 4:27 pm

DontToewsMeBro wrote:We'll see. This series unfortunately reminds me of the 2010 Canadiens. Penguins get 10 shots on Halak, he stones them, Cammalleri levitates down the ice like Hockey Jesus and scores from the dots. At least that's how I remember it.

Luckily EK isn't playing very well (supposedly) and Spezza is still out.



Spezza will likely be in for game 1. He saw game action for the Aces? He is also now practicing with the team. Ottowa is going to be supercharged for this series. If the Pens duplicate the effort and Break downs like they did against the Isles, they will not win this series.
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Re: Penguins and Senators have something in common

Postby MRandall25 on Sun May 12, 2013 4:34 pm

Spezza won't play.
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Re: Penguins and Senators have something in common

Postby MRandall25 on Sun May 12, 2013 4:57 pm

MRandall25 wrote:Spezza won't play.


Now with quotes:

@tsn_wally 4h
MacLean on Spezza "he's a long ways away"


@tsn_wally 3h
Spezza: "There is a small victory for me today just stepping on the ice, it may not seem like it and I may not play this year but for me it's a small victory"
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Re: Penguins and Senators have something in common

Postby Tico Rick on Sun May 12, 2013 6:09 pm

So Spezza's playing then?
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