Penguins need to come up with strategies to deal with working around corrupt refs... Just as important as scouting a team before playing them these days.. Tired of seeing Pens get mentally disassembled by horrible refereeing.
The Pens need to come up with a strategy that incorporates crashing the net and possibly putting a rebound past a very solid goalie. The refs are not deciding this game. Boston is too good to expect to be able to set up shop and move the puck around everytime we are in their zone. Put it on the net and make sure forwards are screening/in position for rebounds.
Time to take this intermission to hit the reset button. This is where Bylsma needs to be a coach. Get them to calm down and focus on the score. Absolutely can NOT turn this into Pens-Flyers Part Duex.
The Isles and the Sens tired the Flyers' gameplan in those series as well but the Pens were able to not get sucked in for the most part.
Difference is that, in those series, the Pens dominated Game 1 and had the momentum and the series lead when NY and OTT, tried their crap. Now, the Bruins are beating them and holding the highest scoring team in the POs off the board and the frustration from the Pens is boiling over.
-Pens have fresh legs but rust shows as shots are wide
-Bruins being pushed around physically
-pens are pushing the pace but not getting second opps, traffic, or much inside the slot
-Rask playing as good as any goalie has
-Shaky 1st goal but Vokoun strong
You hope that Bergeron has a concussion? That's low, man. I'm not here to belittle you. Quite the opposite. It's a GAME, not the end of the world. This is not to insult you whatsoever, but next time, think twice before clicking the "post" button when typing something similar to that.
In no way does that poster speak for all of, or even a majority of Penguins fans, but that's just low. Emotions are running high on behalf of the players, and yes, the fans of both teams. It's a game, not the end of the world. Sorry to be all "MOD" here, but I would hope that no Bruins fans, or any Penguins fans going forward, would make such an immature post. It's a great game, and should be a great series. Let's just enjoy it. Best of luck to you guys.
I agree with you. Both teams have had their issues with concussed players and i don't wish that on anyone.