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Re: Official Gameday Thread - Penguins vs Flyers - 20/2/201

Postby Mr. Colby on Wed Feb 20, 2013 11:39 pm

The goals against were stupid.

1. WTF was our entire team doing?
2. Went in off a defenseman's stick, but Sid's D zone coverage was horrible. Left Martin out to dry and he got stuck 1 on 2.
3. PP goal on a weak penalty call, but you gotta get gutsy in the last minute of a period and out-will them.
4. Why was the whistle not blown? And what the hell was Vokoun doing?
5. Went in off Niskanen's stick following a bad play by Niskanen in neutral zone and suspect dzone coverage by #58
6. WTF was Vokoun doing?

6 goals: 2 as a direct result of awful D zone coverage, 2 horrible goals on Vokoun, 1 bad bounce off Niskanen, 1 PP goal where they out-willed us with 9 seconds left in the period
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Re: Official Gameday Thread - Penguins vs Flyers - 20/2/201

Postby Beveridge on Wed Feb 20, 2013 11:39 pm

Kharlamov wrote:Sounds crazy, but I think the Pens are too much in the 'rivalry' of these games with the flyers. I think it's it time for them to ignore all the history, the cheap shots, and just beat them. Them and the fans will enjoy that much more...


This is where a Billy G type player is much needed.

Anyone who doesn't think he was a big reason they won the cup when they won it is off his/her rocker.
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Re: Official Gameday Thread - Penguins vs Flyers - 20/2/201

Postby GDR on Wed Feb 20, 2013 11:39 pm

MRandall25 wrote:
GDR wrote:
Grunthy wrote:Oh no we are 1 and 1 against the flyers this year. We lost a game full of stupid crap and horrible goaltending. How will we ever recover?


Just about every game against Philly is full of stupid crap and horrible goaltending.


Game 1 wasn't.


that's why I said "just about"
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Re: Official Gameday Thread - Penguins vs Flyers - 20/2/201

Postby GreenBlood10 on Wed Feb 20, 2013 11:39 pm

iWonTheCup87 wrote:i feel worse for sutter, he made a great play to tie it up and we lose off of that

havent been this pissed all year


^^^Exactly how I feel
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Re: Official Gameday Thread - Penguins vs Flyers - 20/2/201

Postby MRandall25 on Wed Feb 20, 2013 11:40 pm

The U wrote:
Mr. Colby wrote:Nothing like a holier-than-thou attitude MRandall25


Aka Baghdad Bob


Why? Because I don't consistently ***** about every game and can enjoy watching some hockey, regardless of the outcome?
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Re: Official Gameday Thread - Penguins vs Flyers - 20/2/201

Postby thepittman on Wed Feb 20, 2013 11:40 pm

First game of the season we played defense first and won. Today everything went crazy and we got to enjoy a very interesting game. I don't feel bad about this one.
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Re: Official Gameday Thread - Penguins vs Flyers - 20/2/201

Postby Mr. Colby on Wed Feb 20, 2013 11:40 pm

That's 5/6 goals a direct result of mistakes by us
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Re: Official Gameday Thread - Penguins vs Flyers - 20/2/201

Postby Steve Dave on Wed Feb 20, 2013 11:40 pm

At least Read left the game injured.

In the end, you got to admit that was entertaining, even though Vokoun had an abortion on ice and the Flyers got 4 fluke goals and the refs failed to call a few flying elbows by the Cryers.
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Re: Official Gameday Thread - Penguins vs Flyers - 20/2/201

Postby SoupOrSam on Wed Feb 20, 2013 11:41 pm

mikey287 wrote:
since1970 wrote:...was the first goal waived because the puck was in the glove and they couldn't determine the glove was over or they couldn't see the puck???


From the overhead, it's tough to see where the puck was in his glove and if it was 100% fully across the line. It's one of those where it's probably in, but to overrule a call on the ice of "no goal" with some probably evidence isn't what generally happens at this level of play...it sucks for us, but we wouldn't want that call to go against us either...we got it right back, wasn't the reason why we lost.

Nothing wrong with the officiating tonight really...a couple of non-calls got called, a couple calls got non-called...something you'd see in every hard fought, rivalry game...you'd guess by the reaction of this board that the refs picked the puck up and threw it behind Vokoun four times tonight...

That's what most of our GDT's are, unfortunately, just whining about refs...it's a shame that the real game can't be discussed, there's much to talk about...other team's GDTs are also pretty bad, but this board's rank pretty high in terms of ref whining...which is a shame, but it's a poster's right to do so I suppose...ad nauseum or otherwise...


Agree with everything except the officiating ... but not about bad/no calls... I blame the late whistles. Like. Really.....

...

Late.
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Re: Official Gameday Thread - Penguins vs Flyers - 20/2/201

Postby Mr. Colby on Wed Feb 20, 2013 11:41 pm

[quote="Steve Dave"]At least Read left the game injured.

:shock:
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Re: Official Gameday Thread - Penguins vs Flyers - 20/2/201

Postby Tico Rick on Wed Feb 20, 2013 11:41 pm

The second period looked like a repeat of last year's playoff series against the Flyers, with the Comedy Central defense running around and Vokoun doing his best Fleury sieve impersonation. But I thought the Pens got it back together very nicely in the third, and it was the Flyers who were clearly rattled. The Pens showed a lot of character and, if not for that bad goal that Vokoun gave up in the end, they could have easily won this game. I don't think there will be any carryover from last year's playoff disaster in any of the Pens' heads from here on in.

That being said, RS and DB need to figure out how to consistently beat teams like the Flyers and Devils if they want to go anywhere in the playoffs.
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Re: Official Gameday Thread - Penguins vs Flyers - 20/2/201

Postby booboo on Wed Feb 20, 2013 11:41 pm

Orlando Penguin wrote:
booboo wrote:
farnham16 wrote:
Orlando Penguin wrote:
booboo wrote:Bylsma was awful tonight. I was never in the fire HCDB camp before but now I just realized he is being consistently outcoached in most of the emotional games. He can't prevent his star players from taking stupid penalties. He takes timeouts at random occasions. He cannot teach his team to keep the lead. Ray Shero please do something about this mess. I just do not want the Pens to be in this "game" anymore.



I laugh at this. How the hell can a coach stop a player from taking stupid penalties? You can preach and plead and stress all you want but a dumb player will take a dumb penalty any time. Other than benching him (you gonna bench Geno? didn't think so.), you can't totally stop it. The players have to take it upon themselves to not be dumb.


You make adjustments. You certainly can sit a player a couple shifts if they take dumb penalties.


+1



Well, if you think sitting Malkin a couple of shifts for that dumb penalty he took in the 3rd period, then you're both dumber than the coach y'all are criticizing.


How about some coaching instead? Preemptive coaching maybe? Say a superstar takes a stupid penalty way back in a meaningless game and you sit him. And when it happens again, you do so again. 71 or 87, does not matter. Gosh, wouldn't you like some accountability out there? So that the players would police themselves when it counts... This is really simple. But just one way of coaching. There are probably 20 thousand other little things an analytically-minded coach could come up to change the stupid way this team looses to likely playoff opponents.
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Re: Official Gameday Thread - Penguins vs Flyers - 20/2/201

Postby Steve Dave on Wed Feb 20, 2013 11:41 pm

thepittman wrote:First game of the season we played defense first and won. Today everything went crazy and we got to enjoy a very interesting game. I don't feel bad about this one.


Agree, hopefully they learn to not take part in the circus.
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Re: Official Gameday Thread - Penguins vs Flyers - 20/2/201

Postby SoupOrSam on Wed Feb 20, 2013 11:42 pm

Steve Dave wrote:
thepittman wrote:First game of the season we played defense first and won. Today everything went crazy and we got to enjoy a very interesting game. I don't feel bad about this one.


Agree, hopefully they learn to not take part in the circus.


Said that game after game last year in the playoffs. Lol. :)
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Re: Official Gameday Thread - Penguins vs Flyers - 20/2/201

Postby pens_srq on Wed Feb 20, 2013 11:43 pm

I agree with the complete size mismatch. Also way too many guys going for big hits, missing and giving huge odd-man breaks.
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Re: Official Gameday Thread - Penguins vs Flyers - 20/2/201

Postby GDR on Wed Feb 20, 2013 11:43 pm

Bylsma: "We got too involved in the emotion of the game."
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Re: Official Gameday Thread - Penguins vs Flyers - 20/2/201

Postby Steve Dave on Wed Feb 20, 2013 11:44 pm

Mr. Colby wrote:
Steve Dave wrote:At least Read left the game injured.

:shock:


Wish it were Rinaldo. Would love to run into him in a dark alley.
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Re: Official Gameday Thread - Penguins vs Flyers - 20/2/201

Postby nocera on Wed Feb 20, 2013 11:44 pm

Did you guys ever notice that this game was sort of like the playoffs last year?
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Re: Official Gameday Thread - Penguins vs Flyers - 20/2/201

Postby MRandall25 on Wed Feb 20, 2013 11:44 pm

If you guys didn't see a change in the way the team played and handled themselves in the 3rd period (besides the Malkin penalty), I don't know what else to tell you.

I don't have the numbers in front of me, but from my POV, we definitely outplayed these guys in terms of zone time, chances, etc.

You can say all you want that "Nothing's working", or "Bylsma sucks and can't make adjustments", but I saw what I saw.

This is a completely different team. Last year's team would've lost 10-2 and given up 4 in the 2nd period. The team I watched tonight got off their game, took a bad penalty (Malkin), played extremely well the rest of the way, fought back, drew some penalties, and tied the game. THAT is the kind of effort I like to see.

I really have no idea what else you guys want.
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Re: Official Gameday Thread - Penguins vs Flyers - 20/2/201

Postby Henry Hank on Wed Feb 20, 2013 11:45 pm

The Pens need to do some praying that somehow the Flyers miss the playoffs because if they meet again, we're going to see a repeat of last spring. I actually thought that overall, the Pens have been fairly impressive this season but tonight just proves that they haven't made any progress since last spring. They still have no answer for the Flyers. No, coach, it wasn't just a couple bad weeks, and no you can't pin it all on Fleury. Until they figure out how to control themselves against the Flyers, and until they learn in general how to play with a lead, they are on their way to another early upset.
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Re: Official Gameday Thread - Penguins vs Flyers - 20/2/201

Postby Mr. Colby on Wed Feb 20, 2013 11:46 pm

We didn't play the Flyers game and give in to "the circus". We got too comfortable with a 2 goal lead and made costly mistake after costly mistake. I don't think they got into our heads. We got into our own heads.

This team needs to find a way to focus and mitigate some of these idiotic mistakes, front to back top to bottom, goalies included.
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Re: Official Gameday Thread - Penguins vs Flyers - 20/2/201

Postby mikey287 on Wed Feb 20, 2013 11:46 pm

SoupOrSam wrote:
mikey287 wrote:
since1970 wrote:...was the first goal waived because the puck was in the glove and they couldn't determine the glove was over or they couldn't see the puck???


From the overhead, it's tough to see where the puck was in his glove and if it was 100% fully across the line. It's one of those where it's probably in, but to overrule a call on the ice of "no goal" with some probably evidence isn't what generally happens at this level of play...it sucks for us, but we wouldn't want that call to go against us either...we got it right back, wasn't the reason why we lost.

Nothing wrong with the officiating tonight really...a couple of non-calls got called, a couple calls got non-called...something you'd see in every hard fought, rivalry game...you'd guess by the reaction of this board that the refs picked the puck up and threw it behind Vokoun four times tonight...

That's what most of our GDT's are, unfortunately, just whining about refs...it's a shame that the real game can't be discussed, there's much to talk about...other team's GDTs are also pretty bad, but this board's rank pretty high in terms of ref whining...which is a shame, but it's a poster's right to do so I suppose...ad nauseum or otherwise...


Agree with everything except the officiating ... but not about bad/no calls... I blame the late whistles. Like. Really.....

...

Late.


That's not unfair. Specifically the Flyers 4th goal, the one early in the third, I'd like to see that again from a couple angles. I don't really blame the refs on that ten-car pile-up in the crease where Vokoun was the furthest guy up the ice...the only whistle that could have been blown there would have been a penalty shot for Philadelphia...so, damned if you do, damned if you don't there...

It seems that with Flyers/Pens games in the past, some quick whistles have prevented some goals on both sides...so they let things slide for an extra second in here tonight...maybe it's costs us on that 4th Philadelphia goal, but when you're talking about things that happen on the fourth, fifth or sixth goals in a night, do you really expect a win?
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Re: Official Gameday Thread - Penguins vs Flyers - 20/2/201

Postby offsides on Wed Feb 20, 2013 11:46 pm

MRandall25 wrote:If you guys didn't see a change in the way the team played and handled themselves in the 3rd period (besides the Malkin penalty), I don't know what else to tell you.

I don't have the numbers in front of me, but from my POV, we definitely outplayed these guys in terms of zone time, chances, etc.

You can say all you want that "Nothing's working", or "Bylsma sucks and can't make adjustments", but I saw what I saw.

This is a completely different team. Last year's team would've lost 10-2 and given up 4 in the 2nd period. The team I watched tonight got off their game, took a bad penalty (Malkin), played extremely well the rest of the way, fought back, drew some penalties, and tied the game. THAT is the kind of effort I like to see.

I really have no idea what else you guys want.


Two points and a win against Philly would be OK.
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Re: Official Gameday Thread - Penguins vs Flyers - 20/2/201

Postby Tico Rick on Wed Feb 20, 2013 11:46 pm

GDR wrote:Bylsma: "We got too involved in the emotion of the game."


The Pens are becoming aware that other teams are aware that they can get rattled. That's a good thing.
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Re: Official Gameday Thread - Penguins vs Flyers - 20/2/201

Postby Beveridge on Wed Feb 20, 2013 11:47 pm

I think that this game with Flower in net (the Flower that normally shows up), we're on here talking about how we dominated the flyers, last year's playoffs is behind us, etc etc.

There was a difference (a better one) than what we saw in late April last year despite the scoreboard.

But it's a loss to the flyers, this is LGP, so fire everyone and start from scratch.
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