André wrote:I agree with slappybrown to some extent. Looking past game two the Pens had more posts and good scoring chances missed than the opposition and whatever the standard amount is. No doubt. A sweep is a sweep, nonetheless, there's no saying the Bruins just weren't that much better.
The bruins didn't hit any posts or have any close chances that didn't go in? Horton hit a post before Adams in the OT game yet nobody brings that up?
Our chances overall were not that great as chances or in numbers. Scoring chances are not real stats just like NFL tackles. We barely came as close to scoring as people seem to think, the series was never in doubt.
Anyone who thinks that way to me is looking for a reason to excuse the loss (like Philly was just a bad matchup). We had fundamental flaws in roster and system that were exposed. I really just can't believe anyone watched any of our games and other series and thought we actually carried the play or a little luck and we would have been right in it.
Other teams cycle and swarm and come in waves we don't. Boston had a nice game plan that might have cost them a game by being passive in the series at most but basically just shut us down. They turned in the offense a bit more vs Chicago but against had no need to. Play smart and don't take chances and we were toast.