Our lack of offense is mind blowing. The Pens could have had a piece of cardboard in net and we still wouldn't have scored. It's so embarrassing to lose against another AHL team. The Kings are lucky they got that loser point because they did not deserve it.
We're 2 pts behind Calgary with 2 games in hand.. They play tomorrow and we play back-to-back on the weekend against two great teams.. Right now the playoffs aren't looking like a possibility, to be quite honest. I just don't see it, we're not playing well enough. I hope Lombardi shakes this team up, makes a trade for someone who can have an immediate impact but I don't think it'll happen
This is a game where we really missed Brad Richardson's speed. It's a mistake scratching Richardson. As much as I like Clifford and Lewis if we're gonna put Westgarth in one of them has to come out.
Westgarth should never be dressed. It's such a huge burden on the team be unable to roll 4 lines effectively. Scratching Richardson is an absolute joke; at this point of the season it is ridiculous that Westgarth is in the lineup
You have to remember that it might have been an "AHL" team, but they still had their number 1 goalie and all of their defenseman.
But the Kings had their chances. The Penguins were flat footed in their defensive zone a lot of the game. Every time Doughty went to the net, everyone on the Pens just let him fly by. 99% of the time we drove to the net from the side, we got a chance on goal.
This team needs someone who can finish plays. Just too many opportunities to score that went to the wayside. Fleury did play great, but we should have scored more than one damn goal against them.
I disagree. Ponikarovsky and Handzus looked horrible tonight. Poni is the softest player ever.
Had really good pressure with some late shifts late in the game. Simmonds was all over the ice, Handzus and Poni were crashing net effectively, but yah Poni wasn't as noticable as the other two for sure.
I know people are piling on Johnson for the OT gaffe, but Smyth's turnover led to Johnson being caught between two Penguins and it was easy for Dupuis to poke it away from Johnson at that point.
I'm going to disagree with you here, that was an awful pass by Stoll in the first part but to blame Smyth for a puck he never had possession of is not right. Johnson and Doughty have to play that better, Johnson cannot lose the puck there. If you have to bury the puck with your skate then you do that, and Johnson has to close that gap, he allowed too much room for Staal considering that it wasn't really a 2 on 1.