pens_CT wrote:They need some offensive contributions from the bottom six, but better puck procession and cycling is the most important part of the games from those guys.
Just play smarter with the puck. Multiple breakaways against you might work against Ottawa, but you will not get away with it in later rounds.
We need someone with mobility to step up on the third d-pairing to play with Murray. It can't be Engelland, should really be Niskanen with someone else playing with Letang. If there is any issue that is going to kill us in later rounds, I think its this one.
Jesse wrote:Um, Matt Cooke and Craig Adams haven't been on the ice for a single even strength goal against in the playoffs.
Brandon Sutter has been on the ice for 1 even strength goal against in the playoffs.
Also, Sutter/Cooke are among the team leaders in shots against per 60 minutes of time at even strength. The same is true of Vitale/Kennedy despite the small sample size.
So, I think they're doing fairly well. This is probably the last thing I am concerned about, in fact.
When the third line of Morrow/Sutter/Cooke aren't on the ice, the Penguins get scored on at a pace of about 4 more goals per 60 minutes of even strength hockey than they do when they're on the ice.
Hawkeynut wrote:Only think I am concerned about with the 3rd/4th line is the fact the Morrow falls just about every shift. Can this guy NOT stay on his skates? lol
Hasn't cost us yet, but that guy falls faster than a virgin on prom night.
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