The Snapshot wrote:Back from the game and post-game celebration. Boston should be very afraid if that Pens team shows up. Neal is on fire, which makes iy impossible to check two lines that are better than either of theirs.
Rask is going to be exposed for what he is, which won't be good if you're a fan of the Little Bears.
I'd still be weary of Boston's 4th Line and the Horton - Krejci - Lucic Line.
The Boston series will be a serious test of depth. The Pens 3rd and 4th lines will have to be extremely good. Chara will negate one of Crosby/Malkin.
The Pens will negate Chara. They will wear him down. Not the other way around. The Horton - Lucic - Krejci line will be outplayed more than they will control the play. They will have their moments, but they will not be the difference.
The top two lines of the Pens consistently produce and put pressure on the opposing team all night. Boston's top two lines have not done that all year.
They have been able to produce offense in this series because the Rangers allow it with their rope a dope style. The Pens will be going forward.
Their goalie is sub-par, Write that down.