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Eastern Semifinal: (1) Pittsburgh Penguins vs. (7) Ottawa Senators PT II

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05-15-2013, 01:30 PM
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Sigh I don't think we even played a bad game, just a few breakdowns. The Pens just need one star on his game any given night and they can win.
I think the Pens are 9-1 when 71/87 score in a game in the playoffs.
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Someone remind me what the final score was in the first game of the Pens-Islander series.

You really could tell how that series was going to go from one game, right?
I think the Islanders lost game 1 for a completely different reason then the Sens lost game 1

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05-15-2013, 01:32 PM
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Wasn't Carey Price something like 8-1-1 in the regular season?

Playoffs are a different animal. That being said, I think Ottawa played well in shutting down Crosby and taking away his time and space I don't know if they can do that for 4, 5 or 6 games though!

Our PP sucks but the goals we got were important ones, here's hoping that they shoot more because Vokoun for a veteran looked very nervous and shaky.

The pressure he must have right now must be enormous, because, you know, the Pens are expected to win the Cup. If they don't, the goalie, whoever it is, will be a huge part of them not winning.
I think those stats were for Budaj, anyway Budaj would never be a threat in the playoffs.

Playoffs are more intense for sure but if you're not good in the 48 games leading to the playoffs, you can't expect to turn around just because they playoffs started. Granted slumps do come and go, no matter what's going on.

Crosby didn't have a lot of ice time, so there wasn't a full game there, always matching his line etc, we got a break there.

"goals" remove the plural. The one goal was just banging and smashing at the puck which was under the goalie, I hardly think that's something we can rely on in the future.

Vokoun looked solid, if it wasn't for the smash and grab goal he would have had a 36 save shutout. How did he look nervous?

I think Vokoun has already done his work. Even if he loses game two all by himself, he got the pens through the first round and gave them the head start in the second round.

Vokoun is all the pens need right now, solid, composed and aggressive.

That's just how I see it. A steep uphill battle with a dull sword fighting an enemy with a longer, sharper sword, fighting from a dominate position.

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Someone remind me what the final score was in the first game of the Pens-Islander series.

You really could tell how that series was going to go from one game, right?
Pittsburgh CRUSHED the Islanders and then won the series in 6 games after shaky goal tending.

It's the same here so far. A big win foretelling the future. We may not have shaky goal tending troubles but that gatling gun offense will be relentless.

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I think those stats were for Budaj, anyway Budaj would never be a threat in the playoffs.

Playoffs are more intense for sure but if you're not good in the 48 games leading to the playoffs, you can't expect to turn around just because they playoffs started. Granted slumps do come and go, no matter what's going on.

Crosby didn't have a lot of ice time, so there wasn't a full game there, always matching his line etc, we got a break there.

"goals" remove the plural. The one goal was just banging and smashing at the puck which was under the goalie, I hardly think that's something we can rely on in the future.

Vokoun looked solid, if it wasn't for the smash and grab goal he would have had a 36 save shutout. How did he look nervous?

I think Vokoun has already done his work. Even if he loses game two all by himself, he got the pens through the first round and gave them the head start in the second round.

Vokoun is all the pens need right now, solid, composed and aggressive.

That's just how I see it. A steep uphill battle with a dull sword fighting an enemy with a longer, sharper sword, fighting from a dominate position.
Sorry should have been more specific, Price's reacord against Ottawa.

There were three or four instances where there was a puck sitting just outside the crease. Sens have to be more aggressive getting to them, although I can't remember which Penguin crosschecked our guy and took a good penalty, saved a goal.

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Yep. Orpik got away with a few last night.

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A guy tried to crush my nuts once. They now call him "coma patient in room 6307".

I understand Neil was giving him a hard time but attempted "nut crushing" is a low blow.

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Is anyone from Ottawa blaming Anderson for last night? I thought he had a terrific game. I was there live and it looked very difficult to get by him. Even though the Pens scored 4, it didn't have that Nabokov/Fleury/Bryz feel to it. I thought that was one of the best 4 GAA games in awhile. Vokoun had a similar game against Isles in Game 6.
Can't fault him at all. The score could have been worse in the 1st if he didn't bail us out.

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Yep. Orpik got away with a few last night.
Orpik on one shift kept a player (can't remember whom) on the ground, pushed him in the net, wouldn't allow him up for like 30 seconds. It was basically a 5 on 4 for us.

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Both players acted foolish.

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Orpik on one shift kept a player (can't remember whom) on the ground, pushed him in the net, wouldn't allow him up for like 30 seconds. It was basically a 5 on 4 for us.
Pretty sure it was Conacher who seemed to have a rough go of it all night.

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Give him the gourmet shot! Be a bad mother****er!



Orpik obviously had Samuel L. Jackson as a coach at some point.

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Can't fault him at all. The score could have been worse in the 1st if he didn't bail us out.
Remember the first 10 games of last year, people wanted Anderson's head on a stick!

His D was killing him and ZERO offense.

MacLean said "give me a couple of weeks" but people threw Anderson to the wolves and it wasn't his fault.

People bug me.

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05-15-2013, 01:55 PM
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Pretty sure it was Conacher who seemed to have a rough go of it all night.
Yeah and Connie took a stupid penalty because he was giving Orpik the gears etc. No retaliation = fewer penalties.

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Nice of James Neal to give the Sens plenty of PP opportunities to try different PP looks .
True enough. They could certainly use the practice.

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05-15-2013, 01:58 PM
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Has he gotten better or worse since he made his comeback? I remember him being very noticeable when he came back during the regular season, but I get the sense he might have regressed from that. However, I haven't watched enough Sens' games to have an accurate picture.
He's played roughly the same.

He played a lot of minutes in his debut and got a bunch of points, but we were also on the PP for half the game.

I would say that other teams are figuring out that he doesn't have the same "escape artist" ability to skate out of trouble, and aren't giving him any room or respect out there (as they shouldn't in his current state). He also can't pinch with the same confidence because he can't just go into high-gear and catch guys like Gaborik on the rush.

Some people are faulting him for "mental mistakes" but I can only imagine how frustrating it is for him out there.

I don't think he's improved since he's come back, but I wouldn't say he's regressed either.

It's an adventure with him on the ice.

However, he still moves the puck around the offensive zone better than anyone (including a 100% Andre Benoit) and I suspect that is why he's still in the lineup.

I suspect some Sens fans are a bit depressed that he hasn't shown any noticeable improvement, but again, comments from other players who have gone through similar surgeries have commented on 10 months or a year before they've felt the same mobility.

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He's never getting benched due to poor play. Karlsson is too valuable, never will it happen.

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He's played roughly the same.
Thanks for your insight. I sincerely hope he gets back to 100% in time for next season because he's such an electrifying play to watch.

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05-15-2013, 02:02 PM
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A lot of the Sens fans here didn't watch game 1 against the Isles and are just stat watching.

Isles played pretty well in game 1 offensively. They had a ton of great chances.

Ottawa looked flat-plain and simple. That doesn't mean anything going forward, I agree there.

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05-15-2013, 02:05 PM
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I'm thinking that Game 1 of the playoffs will usually be more intense than Game 1 of Round 2.

Maybe it's just me.

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I'm surprised that Neil didn't get called on that.

I'm more than happy for him to carry on like that though - eventually the referee's are going to get tired of his antics and it'll cost his team a PP or two. Not something you want to give up in the play-offs.

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I'm surprised that Neil didn't get called on that.

I'm more than happy for him to carry on like that though - eventually the referee's are going to get tired of his antics and it'll cost his team a PP or two. Not something you want to give up in the play-offs.
Whose antics?

Are you watching the clip?

I'd say at least part of the blame may rest with another player.

Hint: He's whacking his opponent in the groin with his stick.

EDIT: That's what she said.

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Whose antics?

Are you watching the clip?

I'd say at least part of the blame may rest with another player.

Hint: He's whacking his opponent in the groin with his stick.
How on earth can you blame Orpik there? He's trying to get Neil off him.

His antics throughout the game were mostly him doing things in scrums that from time-to-time referees will call.

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Whose antics?

Are you watching the clip?

I'd say at least part of the blame may rest with another player.

Hint: He's whacking his opponent in the groin with his stick.
I am going to pull and play my Cooke card here.

It is Neil, not gonna even feign outrage over that.

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How on earth can you blame Orpik there? He's trying to get Neil off him.

His antics throughout the game were mostly him doing things in scrums that from time-to-time referees will call.
Meh, Orpik was merely trying to lift Neil's stick.

That is a hockey play, right?

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