Official GDT: Penguins @ Blue Jackets – GAME SIX - 4/28/14

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Official GDT: Penguins @ Blue Jackets – GAME SIX - 4/28/14

Postby Crankshaft on Mon Apr 28, 2014 5:33 pm

Pittsburgh Penguins vs Columbus Blue Jackets
April 28th, 2014 - 7:00 PM EST

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Playoff Summary
Pittsburgh leads best-of-7 series, 3-2

Big Story
The Pittsburgh Penguins can advance to the Eastern Conference Second Round with a win against the Columbus Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena.

Who's Hot
Penguins forward Jussi Jokinen scored his third goal of the series Saturday. Chris Kunitz has goals in back-to-back games.

Blue Jackets forward Boone Jenner has three goals in the series.

Injury Report
Pittsburgh will likely be without forward Brian Gibbons due to an undisclosed injury.

Columbus will be without forward RJ Umberger (upper body) and defenseman Nikita Nikitin (undisclosed).

Projected Lineups:
Kunitz – Crosby – Stempniak
Jokinen – Malkin – Neal
Bennett – Sutter – Vitale
Glass – Goc – Adams
(Source: https://twitter.com/penguins/status/460804339825922048)

Orpik, who didn’t play in Game 5, did NOT skate this morning.
(Source: https://twitter.com/penguins/status/460801914826137601)

Coach Bylsma said he will use Malkin and Crosby together on a line depending on how the game plays out.
(Source: https://twitter.com/penguins/status/460820443209793537)

Penguins
Pittsburgh returns to the arena where it surrendered a 3-0 lead en route to a 4-3 overtime loss in Game 4. The Penguins know it won't be easy, but they're prepared to enter what is certain to be a hostile environment and close out this first-round series Monday night.

Should Pittsburgh advance, it will face the winner of the series between the New York Rangers and Philadelphia Flyers.

"It's been an up-and-down series for us," forward James Neal said Sunday. "We've played well at times and then it hasn't been there at times. We could've come back in the series and it be 3-1 and us looking at a game [Saturday] night to clinch it, but we just didn't play good enough for that to happen. We're going to go into a loud building in Columbus and have a chance to close out this series.

"It's going to be the toughest game. It always is, the fourth one, but it's exciting. It's the best time of the year and we're having fun with it."


Blue Jackets
Columbus, which is trying to win a Stanley Cup Playoff series for the first time in franchise history, knows it needs to tighten up defensively if it plans to force a Game 7 in Pittsburgh. The Blue Jackets allowed 50 shots on goal in Game 5 in a 3-1 loss.

Part of the strategy will be to create more havoc in front of Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury, who bounced back Saturday after struggling in Game 4.

"We've got to make it tough on Fleury," Blue Jackets forward Brandon Dubinsky said. "That doesn't mean running him over and taking penalties. It's going hard and making sure it's a difficult night for him, a difficult night for their defensemen going back and chasing pucks all night.

"We definitely need to be more physical and make them pay the price. That goes back to our forecheck. Our forecheck wasn't hard enough [Saturday]. We weren't physical. We didn't create enough turnovers."


LET'S GO PENS!!!
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Re: Official GDT: Penguins @ Blue Jackets – GAME SIX - 4/28

Postby Crankshaft on Mon Apr 28, 2014 5:34 pm

Have a sick baby in the house and my wife doesn't get home until around 6:30-6:45 so I figured I'd throw this up now.

CLOSERS ONLY TONIGHT. LEAVE YOUR PETTY **** WHINING AT THE DOOR.
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Re: Official GDT: Penguins @ Blue Jackets – GAME SIX - 4/28

Postby Rocco on Mon Apr 28, 2014 5:51 pm

Crankshaft wrote:Have a sick baby in the house and my wife doesn't get home until around 6:30-6:45 so I figured I'd throw this up now.

CLOSERS ONLY TONIGHT. LEAVE YOUR PETTY **** WHINING AT THE DOOR.


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Re: Official GDT: Penguins @ Blue Jackets – GAME SIX - 4/28

Postby slappybrown on Mon Apr 28, 2014 5:51 pm

AWWWWWWWWW YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
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Re: Official GDT: Penguins @ Blue Jackets – GAME SIX - 4/28

Postby slappybrown on Mon Apr 28, 2014 5:52 pm

IM GOING TO MAKE MY 16K POST IN THIS THREAD BROS
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Re: Official GDT: Penguins @ Blue Jackets – GAME SIX - 4/28

Postby America on Mon Apr 28, 2014 5:53 pm

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Re: Official GDT: Penguins @ Blue Jackets – GAME SIX - 4/28

Postby rgj on Mon Apr 28, 2014 6:00 pm

LET'S GO PENS
STICK A FORK IN 'EM
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Re: Official GDT: Penguins @ Blue Jackets – GAME SIX - 4/28

Postby rgj on Mon Apr 28, 2014 6:01 pm

slappybrown wrote:IM GOING TO MAKE MY 16K POST IN THIS THREAD BROS

What?
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Re: Official GDT: Penguins @ Blue Jackets – GAME SIX - 4/28

Postby Orlando Penguin on Mon Apr 28, 2014 6:04 pm

Shock Top on tap and ready to pour tonite (only beer that's won during this series) so I'll be ready for another round in more than the hockey sense.
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Re: Official GDT: Penguins @ Blue Jackets – GAME SIX - 4/28

Postby wondermoose on Mon Apr 28, 2014 6:05 pm

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Close the doors, boys.
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Re: Official GDT: Penguins @ Blue Jackets – GAME SIX - 4/28

Postby Cedar Penn on Mon Apr 28, 2014 6:05 pm

WE GOT THIS ONE!!
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Re: Official GDT: Penguins @ Blue Jackets – GAME SIX - 4/28

Postby Orlando Penguin on Mon Apr 28, 2014 6:09 pm

Well done, Moose
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Re: Official GDT: Penguins @ Blue Jackets – GAME SIX - 4/28

Postby FreeCandy44 on Mon Apr 28, 2014 6:15 pm

Cheer loud for us guys stuck at work. Hoping to be home just in time to see the handshake line. Be loud, strong, and proud. And LGP!!!
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Re: Official GDT: Penguins @ Blue Jackets – GAME SIX - 4/28

Postby shafnutz05 on Mon Apr 28, 2014 6:15 pm

Pfffffft.rm
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Re: Official GDT: Penguins @ Blue Jackets – GAME SIX - 4/28

Postby Gaucho on Mon Apr 28, 2014 6:18 pm

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Re: Official GDT: Penguins @ Blue Jackets – GAME SIX - 4/28

Postby sniper on Mon Apr 28, 2014 6:31 pm

Grind these B****** Down!

Pens finish them off tonight. Crosby gets on the Board. Top line dominates.
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Re: Official GDT: Penguins @ Blue Jackets – GAME SIX - 4/28

Postby MalkinIsMyHomeboy on Mon Apr 28, 2014 6:34 pm

"Blue Jackets"? More like "Blue Gonna-Loses"!
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Re: Official GDT: Penguins @ Blue Jackets – GAME SIX - 4/28

Postby penny lane on Mon Apr 28, 2014 6:34 pm

Dear Pens, treat this as you would a regular season game in Columbus... let's roll!
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Re: Official GDT: Penguins @ Blue Jackets – GAME SIX - 4/28

Postby Tico Rick on Mon Apr 28, 2014 6:41 pm

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Re: Official GDT: Penguins @ Blue Jackets – GAME SIX - 4/28

Postby skullman80 on Mon Apr 28, 2014 6:50 pm

Just win. Don't care if its ugly or lucky just win.
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Re: Official GDT: Penguins @ Blue Jackets – GAME SIX - 4/28

Postby Hugo Stiglitz on Mon Apr 28, 2014 6:55 pm

I love how Sutter says "more consistent linemates" has helped with the success of the third line... translation: not Pyatt
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Re: Official GDT: Penguins @ Blue Jackets – GAME SIX - 4/28

Postby Hugo Stiglitz on Mon Apr 28, 2014 6:56 pm

skullman80 wrote:Just win. Don't care if its ugly or lucky just win.


Yup! Tight grinding possession hockey.
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Re: Official GDT: Penguins @ Blue Jackets – GAME SIX - 4/28

Postby Gaucho on Mon Apr 28, 2014 6:58 pm

LET'S GO PENS!!!
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Re: Official GDT: Penguins @ Blue Jackets – GAME SIX - 4/28

Postby pens_srq on Mon Apr 28, 2014 6:59 pm

Last game we broke the 3-1 curse. Now is the time to bury the Jackets.
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Re: Official GDT: Penguins @ Blue Jackets – GAME SIX - 4/28

Postby Kharlamov on Mon Apr 28, 2014 6:59 pm

DO IT PENS! WE NEED TO SEE A LOT OF THIS:

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So LGP doesn't turn into this:

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LET GO PENS!!
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