Henry Hank wrote:The Pens once blew a 3-0 series lead. Two time defending Cup team that set a new record for winning streak, had one of the best seasons ever loses to a vastly inferior team. Somehow this is their worst series ever?
I think so, and I watched all seven games in 75 and in 93. At least those were competitive series. 75 was against a team with at least a handful of NY players who become part of a dynasty. Those Pens were nothing special. In 93, people forget this, but Mario re-injured his back in the first game and wasn't right the rest of the way. It took that plus the Stevens injury plus Healy playing the game of his life plus Barrasso sucking to lose that last game, and even then, the Pens had just won two Cups.
2 goals in 4 games against the Bruins, combined with Pittsburgh's lack of comportment, state of denial (even post-series), recent playoff history and Cup-or-bust approach make this one the worst, IMO.