pens_srq wrote:Sid and Geno are definitely both capable of going mental during a big game and failing. But they have also both had big games where they didn't lose it. I think that for whatever reason you want to pick, the fans and particularly the arena crowd are not optimistic. It shows and when the arena goes silent because of a slip up the crowd amplifies the feeling and makes it 100 times worse by going silent. As fans in the stands it is the duty of the home team fans to make noise and lots of it. Unfortunately the Pens fans have seen this so many times that they immediately throw up their hands like: "are you kidding me?" The first Scuderi misplay should not be grounds for deafening silence but for some reason it is. This is why we lose so many playoff games at home.
The Pens lose because of the fans?