Official GDT: ROUND 2, GAME 5 - 5/5/18 Pens @ Caps

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Re: Official GDT: ROUND 2, GAME 5 - 5/5/18 Pens @ Caps

Postby DelPen on Sat May 05, 2018 9:10 pm

Series should be done. But now we trail. I’m ok getting beat by a better team, always have been. But this is us beating ourselves because two guys who are untouchable have been total garbage since February and it’s not going to get any better.
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Re: Official GDT: ROUND 2, GAME 5 - 5/5/18 Pens @ Caps

Postby Faubert5 on Sat May 05, 2018 9:10 pm

DelPen wrote:
brwi wrote:
ejd43 wrote:Can we all be realistic for a second. Does anyone on this board think either the pens or caps will get passed tampa??


No. I have TB beating the Pens but if it's the Caps, think same TB victory


Whoever wins this series will have a very hard time winning the next series


That's pretty fair. I would root for a Vegas Tampa Final IF we bow out. That way Kuni or Flower get a ring and no team I REALLY hate wins one.
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Re: Official GDT: ROUND 2, GAME 5 - 5/5/18 Pens @ Caps

Postby Antonio on Sat May 05, 2018 9:10 pm

DelPen wrote:Series should be done. But now we trail. I’m ok getting beat by a better team, always have been. But this is us beating ourselves because two guys who are untouchable have been total garbage since February and it’s not going to get any better.

Every single word of this is true
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Re: Official GDT: ROUND 2, GAME 5 - 5/5/18 Pens @ Caps

Postby Weegie on Sat May 05, 2018 9:11 pm

I could throw up right now.....
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Re: Official GDT: ROUND 2, GAME 5 - 5/5/18 Pens @ Caps

Postby Stillerz Bar on Sat May 05, 2018 9:12 pm

jreed wrote:I hope we see a retooling of this defense in the off season. Murray hasn’t been as good as he needs to be but the defense isn’t giving him any help.

Wayyyyyyyyy to may odd man breaks!!! I agree Murray hasn't been as good as other playoff years but he wasn't hung out to dry as much as he has been this year either.
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Re: Official GDT: ROUND 2, GAME 5 - 5/5/18 Pens @ Caps

Postby Skatingpen on Sat May 05, 2018 9:13 pm

Malkin, kessel and Hornqvist -4 tonight
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Re: Official GDT: ROUND 2, GAME 5 - 5/5/18 Pens @ Caps

Postby Antonio on Sat May 05, 2018 9:13 pm

Murray's problem isn't that he is getting hung out to dry. His problem is he apparently cannot make basic saves reliably. When you effectively start every game down 1-0 or 2-0, it's hard to win.

Murray and Letang have literally lost this series all by themselves.
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Re: Official GDT: ROUND 2, GAME 5 - 5/5/18 Pens @ Caps

Postby KG on Sat May 05, 2018 9:13 pm

Let’s win game 7 in Washington for Wilson’s first game back from the suspension.

Please!
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Re: Official GDT: ROUND 2, GAME 5 - 5/5/18 Pens @ Caps

Postby pronovost19 on Sat May 05, 2018 9:14 pm

I know the series is not over. Every team that has won the cup for the Pens has had to come back from a 3-1 or a 3-2 deficit. If the Penguins can win at home they will bring it in game 7. This team can play two games in a row to win this series. Will they? Sully always talks about the Pens embracing adversity. Good news is we are going to find out.
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Re: Official GDT: ROUND 2, GAME 5 - 5/5/18 Pens @ Caps

Postby Lesky on Sat May 05, 2018 9:14 pm

What the heck is it with letting the caps score within the 1st minute of periods all the time. Way to give away momentum to a nervous Caps team. This was an absolute abysmal blow of this series....

Vrana replaces Wilson and kills us tonight.
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Re: Official GDT: ROUND 2, GAME 5 - 5/5/18 Pens @ Caps

Postby RentedMule66 on Sat May 05, 2018 9:14 pm

Funny how MD55 doesn't show up when his boy Murray stinks up the joint
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Re: Official GDT: ROUND 2, GAME 5 - 5/5/18 Pens @ Caps

Postby DelPen on Sat May 05, 2018 9:14 pm

Skatingpen wrote:Malkin, kessel and Hornqvist -4 tonight

That’s amazing at how meaningless that stat is when none of them were responsible for any goal that went behind our vaunted defense.
Edit. Well except Kessel for the EN
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Re: Official GDT: ROUND 2, GAME 5 - 5/5/18 Pens @ Caps

Postby DelPen on Sat May 05, 2018 9:16 pm

RentedMule66 wrote:Funny how MD55 doesn't show up when his boy Murray stinks up the joint

Unless he got suspended for correcting someone’s grammer again
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Re: Official GDT: ROUND 2, GAME 5 - 5/5/18 Pens @ Caps

Postby Antonio on Sat May 05, 2018 9:16 pm

I desperately want Letang moved in the off season. Murray I can live with another year because he is young and hopefully can work hard and improve his very absurdly obvious short comings.
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Re: Official GDT: ROUND 2, GAME 5 - 5/5/18 Pens @ Caps

Postby Lesky on Sat May 05, 2018 9:16 pm

Dumo scores and we win, and then Sheahan and Letang decided to go mentally insane....at the wrong time.
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Re: Official GDT: ROUND 2, GAME 5 - 5/5/18 Pens @ Caps

Postby ejd43 on Sat May 05, 2018 9:16 pm

Seriously what do you do with our blueline next year?? Even if ian cole was still on the team, we would be a train wreck.
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Re: Official GDT: ROUND 2, GAME 5 - 5/5/18 Pens @ Caps

Postby penny lane on Sat May 05, 2018 9:18 pm

I need to hear from Coach Sullivan!
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Re: Official GDT: ROUND 2, GAME 5 - 5/5/18 Pens @ Caps

Postby Humperdink on Sat May 05, 2018 9:18 pm

That was such a discouraging game. We had Big Mo until Simon did his thing on the trip. Then at the end, ol' number 58 prematurely vacates the zone for strike 1, loses his man for strike 2, and Phil decides to play giveaway for strike 3.

And then there's our youngster in the net.
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Re: Official GDT: ROUND 2, GAME 5 - 5/5/18 Pens @ Caps

Postby Steve on Sat May 05, 2018 9:19 pm

pronovost19 wrote:I know the series is not over. Every team that has won the cup for the Pens has had to come back from a 3-1 or a 3-2 deficit. If the Penguins can win at home they will bring it in game 7. This team can play two games in a row to win this series. Will they? Sully always talks about the Pens embracing adversity. Good news is we are going to find out.


I can't see the Caps winning game six. This one is going seven and I'll like our chances if it does.

What a blown opportunity tonight though. How do you let up a breakaway when both defensmen are still in the defensive zone? (rhetorical question of course)
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Re: Official GDT: ROUND 2, GAME 5 - 5/5/18 Pens @ Caps

Postby Antonio on Sat May 05, 2018 9:19 pm

We can talk endlessly about things like brassard not scoring, the worst officiating in decades, players getting hurt with no punishment, Kessel being largely ineffective, etc etc etc. Bottom line... Murray + Letang = loss. Full stop.
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Re: Official GDT: ROUND 2, GAME 5 - 5/5/18 Pens @ Caps

Postby pronovost19 on Sat May 05, 2018 9:19 pm

Not thinking about next season until someone beats us 4 times. That has not happened yet.
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Re: Official GDT: ROUND 2, GAME 5 - 5/5/18 Pens @ Caps

Postby Abe Frohman on Sat May 05, 2018 9:20 pm

This team cannot dump Letang soon enough, assuming another team is crazy enough to take his contract. Can we finally put to bed the BS notion that he was ever a Norris candidate?

The organization also needs to figure out what to do with Sprong. I cannot believe his defensive liabilities make him a lesser player than running out Dominic F’ing Deadhand Simon on Crosby’s line.
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Re: Official GDT: ROUND 2, GAME 5 - 5/5/18 Pens @ Caps

Postby ThronedFlame on Sat May 05, 2018 9:20 pm

This is exactly how i felt after game 6 vs TB two years ago. I’m still holding out hope, but I generally agree with all the doom and gloom exuding from everyone
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Re: Official GDT: ROUND 2, GAME 5 - 5/5/18 Pens @ Caps

Postby Steve on Sat May 05, 2018 9:20 pm

Humperdink wrote:That was such a discouraging game. We had Big Mo until Simon did his thing on the trip. Then at the end, ol' number 58 prematurely vacates the zone for strike 1, loses his man for strike 2, and Phil decides to play giveaway for strike 3.

And then there's our youngster in the net.


They got an extra strike too on the Maatta missed shot which should have tied it.
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Re: Official GDT: ROUND 2, GAME 5 - 5/5/18 Pens @ Caps

Postby Lesky on Sat May 05, 2018 9:21 pm

ejd43 wrote:Seriously what do you do with our blueline next year?? Even if ian cole was still on the team, we would be a train wreck.


Rutherford did not doing anything with it during the season, so whats make you think he will do anything now? Cole should have stayed and we should have added 1 more defensman and Brassard should never been trader for.

We got lucky to win the 2 cups with a poor defense, and this defense is the worst of the 3 years, and we are done to no suprise. Although we should beat the Caps. We have no business Vs Tampa or Nashville.
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