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Cole's Plus/Minus: Pens vs. Isles for #15
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03-30-2013, 03:48 PM
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Location: State College, PA
+ Cooke. What a game. Unbelievable two-way play today, especially on the Penalty Kill. He was finishing checks, blocking shots, shutting down lanes, and taking away time and space. Unbelievable game, the goal doesn't hurt either!
+ Shero's acquisitions. First off, Eaton has been a stud ever since he signed. The guy is not getting enough credit for his play over this span of games. I thought Eaton was superb today, as he has been all year for us. All of Murray, Morrow, and Iginla were winning one-on-one battles all over the ice. Just love that Murray is clearing out space in front, and winning battles in the defensive zone and turning that into transition offense. Morrow continues to win battles one on one and creating space for his teammates. What a pick-up he has been. Not to mention Iginla played pretty well today, doing more of the same.
+ Vokoun. The guy is playing stellar hockey, and keeping the Penguins in games where they have no business in doing so. He has been by far a top-3 pick-up over the summer in the NHL. Another underrated move by Shero. The guy's been lights out lately, and today was just an exclamation on that point.
+ Neal. Sure, scoring the goal and getting rid of that snake-bite was good to see, but the way he did about it was fantastic. He was getting physical and engaging. We need to see more of the same.
+ Team's overall mindset. The team is thinking defense first, and it's showing up on the scoreboard. This team has no quit, even when the top-2 leading scorers in the league are out of the game. Unbelievable effort. That's what winning in the playoffs is all about. With the trades over the last week, we are now one tough team to play against in any aspect of the game.
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