OFFICIAL PLAYOFF GDT: PENS v. NYR - 5.4.14

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Re: OFFICIAL PLAYOFF GDT: PENS v. NYR - 5.4.14

Postby NashvilleCat on Sun May 04, 2014 9:32 pm

If Crosby, Geno, Letang, and Fleury are going to play up to their level and get bottom six support every night then the Pens are going to be a difficult out for anyone.
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Re: OFFICIAL PLAYOFF GDT: PENS v. NYR - 5.4.14

Postby BurghThing on Sun May 04, 2014 9:32 pm

So tomorrow we dress Glass for Adams or Vitale and have him just hit everything that moves, especially early on.
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Re: OFFICIAL PLAYOFF GDT: PENS v. NYR - 5.4.14

Postby Tico Rick on Sun May 04, 2014 9:33 pm

Glad that they're playing again tomorrow night. Tonight's lose has got to make the Rangers feeling more weary on their flight home.
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Re: OFFICIAL PLAYOFF GDT: PENS v. NYR - 5.4.14

Postby Crankshaft on Sun May 04, 2014 9:33 pm

NashvilleCat wrote:If Crosby, Geno, Letang, and Fleury are going to play up to their level and get bottom six support every night then the Pens are going to be a difficult out for anyone.


Yea but Bylsma.
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Re: OFFICIAL PLAYOFF GDT: PENS v. NYR - 5.4.14

Postby columbia on Sun May 04, 2014 9:33 pm

Props to AARP rep Adams: he's had a very good playoff.
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Re: OFFICIAL PLAYOFF GDT: PENS v. NYR - 5.4.14

Postby RxBandit66 on Sun May 04, 2014 9:33 pm

nocera wrote:
GDR wrote:Lundqvist is now 0-14 the last 14 times the Rangers have had a series lead


That stat is amazing.


It is a fascinating and almost improbable stat. Either way, I hope it stays at 0-14 and the Rangers never lead again in this series.
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Re: OFFICIAL PLAYOFF GDT: PENS v. NYR - 5.4.14

Postby dodint on Sun May 04, 2014 9:34 pm

Happy for MAF, team didn't completely collapse and let in a gimme with 3 minutes left for a change.
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Re: OFFICIAL PLAYOFF GDT: PENS v. NYR - 5.4.14

Postby canaan on Sun May 04, 2014 9:36 pm

My gibbons mancrush continues
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Re: OFFICIAL PLAYOFF GDT: PENS v. NYR - 5.4.14

Postby Desiato on Sun May 04, 2014 9:37 pm

Oh wow. "The power play is ultimately my responsibility..." -- a coach taking ownership!
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Re: OFFICIAL PLAYOFF GDT: PENS v. NYR - 5.4.14

Postby Crankshaft on Sun May 04, 2014 9:37 pm

Good on Byslma to sit Glass for Gibbons.
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Re: OFFICIAL PLAYOFF GDT: PENS v. NYR - 5.4.14

Postby NashvilleCat on Sun May 04, 2014 9:37 pm

Crankshaft wrote:
NashvilleCat wrote:If Crosby, Geno, Letang, and Fleury are going to play up to their level and get bottom six support every night then the Pens are going to be a difficult out for anyone.


Yea but Bylsma.

If they do that I could coach them.
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Re: OFFICIAL PLAYOFF GDT: PENS v. NYR - 5.4.14

Postby columbia on Sun May 04, 2014 9:37 pm

canaan wrote:My gibbons mancrush continues


He needs re-signed.
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Re: OFFICIAL PLAYOFF GDT: PENS v. NYR - 5.4.14

Postby iWonTheCup87 on Sun May 04, 2014 9:40 pm

One of the biggest things I noticed is how we hit someone almost EVERY shift. Where was that in game 1? We need to wear them down and we did but just wish we would always hit like that.
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Re: OFFICIAL PLAYOFF GDT: PENS v. NYR - 5.4.14

Postby mikey287 on Sun May 04, 2014 9:42 pm

A three-man RHS cycle job a couple times late, really excited to see that. They did a great job...Rangers play a lot of man defense, so if you're Gibbons, Kevin Klein can't catch you...if you're Joe Vitale, Dan Girardi can't catch you...especially when you have the lead and they don't get the forward support down there...great job by our bottom line guys, getting to our cycle game...

Crosby was the leading purveyor of awesomeness tonight...everyone chipping in defensively...most complete effort I've seen this year easily...played all 60 of the minutes, didn't get down on ourselves with early penalties, killed them off real nice...Fleury didn't allow a lot of second chances...he did a fine job...

What an exciting win for this group...
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Re: OFFICIAL PLAYOFF GDT: PENS v. NYR - 5.4.14

Postby Humperdink on Sun May 04, 2014 9:44 pm

Looking back, the Pens PK kept us in the game early. That was huge.

I like Brian Engblom. Good, honest commentary. Tired of hearing "Matty" Niskanen from Pee Aire.
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Re: OFFICIAL PLAYOFF GDT: PENS v. NYR - 5.4.14

Postby sniper on Sun May 04, 2014 9:45 pm

mikey287 wrote:A three-man RHS cycle job a couple times late, really excited to see that. They did a great job...Rangers play a lot of man defense, so if you're Gibbons, Kevin Klein can't catch you...if you're Joe Vitale, Dan Girardi can't catch you...especially when you have the lead and they don't get the forward support down there...great job by our bottom line guys, getting to our cycle game...

Crosby was the leading purveyor of awesomeness tonight...everyone chipping in defensively...most complete effort I've seen this year easily...played all 60 of the minutes, didn't get down on ourselves with early penalties, killed them off real nice...Fleury didn't allow a lot of second chances...he did a fine job...

What an exciting win for this group...


There was a game against the Capitals earlier this year that was close to this one, but yeah it's hard to find anything to complain about tonight. They played a great 60 minutes.
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Re: OFFICIAL PLAYOFF GDT: PENS v. NYR - 5.4.14

Postby IanMoran on Sun May 04, 2014 9:45 pm

Pitt87 wrote:
IanMoran wrote:Props to Vigneault for handling this ridiculous schedule how he has... I feel like 90% of coaches would whine (which serves no purpose)


Lets see how he handles it tomorrow....

“@stevezipay: AV, asked if fatigue was a factor: "Did my goaltender look tired? He's played every minute in the playoffs. If he isn't, no one should be."”
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Re: OFFICIAL PLAYOFF GDT: PENS v. NYR - 5.4.14

Postby meow on Sun May 04, 2014 9:46 pm

IanMoran wrote:
Pitt87 wrote:
IanMoran wrote:Props to Vigneault for handling this ridiculous schedule how he has... I feel like 90% of coaches would whine (which serves no purpose)


Lets see how he handles it tomorrow....

“@stevezipay: AV, asked if fatigue was a factor: "Did my goaltender look tired? He's played every minute in the playoffs. If he isn't, no one should be."”

AV looked like he hasn't slept in a month giving this answer.
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Re: OFFICIAL PLAYOFF GDT: PENS v. NYR - 5.4.14

Postby IanMoran on Sun May 04, 2014 9:47 pm

meow wrote:
IanMoran wrote:
Pitt87 wrote:
IanMoran wrote:Props to Vigneault for handling this ridiculous schedule how he has... I feel like 90% of coaches would whine (which serves no purpose)


Lets see how he handles it tomorrow....

“@stevezipay: AV, asked if fatigue was a factor: "Did my goaltender look tired? He's played every minute in the playoffs. If he isn't, no one should be."”

AV looked like he hasn't slept in a month giving this answer.

DB looks like he hasn't slept in a month when someone asks him any question this playoffs
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Re: OFFICIAL PLAYOFF GDT: PENS v. NYR - 5.4.14

Postby The U on Sun May 04, 2014 9:49 pm

Humperdink wrote:Looking back, the Pens PK kept us in the game early. That was huge.

I like Brian Engblom. Good, honest commentary. Tired of hearing "Matty" Niskanen from Pee Aire.


Agreed. He focuses on the game, not the drama or leadership crap. Ever notice how many times in each game Pierre talks about embellishment and diving? He creates these storylines. "The Flyers bench is letting Nash know what they think of how easily he went down on that play..."
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Re: OFFICIAL PLAYOFF GDT: PENS v. NYR - 5.4.14

Postby Desiato on Sun May 04, 2014 9:51 pm

Tonight's game wasn't a clash of two teams at their best. Don't expect the Pens to be able to handle everyone like this.

The key this game was that the Pens didn't let up against a tired team and--perhaps more importantly--remained restrained by avoiding recklessness. This game was a test of focus IMO.
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Re: OFFICIAL PLAYOFF GDT: PENS v. NYR - 5.4.14

Postby mikey287 on Sun May 04, 2014 9:51 pm

Lundqvist didn't play one period of these playoffs. Just to be technical...

And yes, Engblom, is a quality guy...he's really improved a lot over the last few years...he does good work...but he does talk a lot, but he has a lot of good stuff to say, so that's not a big deal to me...
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Re: OFFICIAL PLAYOFF GDT: PENS v. NYR - 5.4.14

Postby mac5155 on Sun May 04, 2014 9:52 pm

BurghThing wrote:
mac5155 wrote:My pants got tight after that game. Yeesh.


You eat too much too?


Ha. Yeah
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Re: OFFICIAL PLAYOFF GDT: PENS v. NYR - 5.4.14

Postby meow on Sun May 04, 2014 9:52 pm

IanMoran wrote:
meow wrote:
IanMoran wrote:
Pitt87 wrote:
IanMoran wrote:Props to Vigneault for handling this ridiculous schedule how he has... I feel like 90% of coaches would whine (which serves no purpose)


Lets see how he handles it tomorrow....

“@stevezipay: AV, asked if fatigue was a factor: "Did my goaltender look tired? He's played every minute in the playoffs. If he isn't, no one should be."”

AV looked like he hasn't slept in a month giving this answer.

DB looks like he hasn't slept in a month when someone asks him any question this playoffs

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Re: OFFICIAL PLAYOFF GDT: PENS v. NYR - 5.4.14

Postby The U on Sun May 04, 2014 9:53 pm

As mentioned above, there is a reward for finishing a series quickly. You get rest. The Rangers lost game 6 when they had a chance to put the series away. They would have been plenty rested. If we had gone 7 games with CBJ we would be facing the same issue. We got the extra day or so thanks to finishing up in six. This is happening in the NBA playoffs as well, and those starters play a lot more minutes per game than NHL players.
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