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 Post subject: Pens vs Caps Game 1 game comments
PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2018 2:10 pm 
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They haven't posted the lines on nhl.com and when I see something I'll post or someone else can.

Steelpro brought up the subject earlier in the week about pressure and how a series deficit could impact the Caps. Personally, I think the pressure is on the Caps this time around and if they lose to the Pens sans Malkin/Hagelin what does that do to their psyche?
What do the Pens have to prove?
Sure they are chasing a three-peat but most people would think it extraordinary if the Pens pulled it off. And the Pens have faced nearly every kind of pressure a team can the past two years and they still found a way to raise the cup back to back.

Anyway, the Pens just have to win one of these first two games.

Pens in 7

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 Post subject: Re: Pens vs Caps Game 1 game comments
PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2018 2:33 pm 
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fractalsteel wrote:
They haven't posted the lines on nhl.com and when I see something I'll post or someone else can.

Steelpro brought up the subject earlier in the week about pressure and how a series deficit could impact the Caps. Personally, I think the pressure is on the Caps this time around and if they lose to the Pens sans Malkin/Hagelin what does that do to their psyche?
What do the Pens have to prove?
Sure they are chasing a three-peat but most people would think it extraordinary if the Pens pulled it off. And the Pens have faced nearly every kind of pressure a team can the past two years and they still found a way to raise the cup back to back.

Anyway, the Pens just have to win one of these first two games.

Pens in 7


Agree on all points.

I wouldn't feel too badly about dropping the first game provided Geno comes back for game 2 and we can win that one. I also have a strange feeling this game 1 is going to be one of those crazy starts to a series where literally anything can happen. I wouldn't be shocked if we won by 5 goals, I wouldn't be shocked if we lost by 5 goals, and I certainly wouldn't be shocked by anything in between.


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 Post subject: Re: Pens vs Caps Game 1 game comments
PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2018 2:49 pm 
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Don’t take silly penalties + Murray back to being Playoff Murray = we’ll be fine no matter who’s out there.

Also, better D and puck possession. If Washington lives in our zone the way they did last post-season, we aren’t coming out on top.

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 Post subject: Re: Pens vs Caps Game 1 game comments
PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2018 3:46 pm 
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Agreed on all points in this thread. I'd love to see a 3-1 game we win -- don't try to score 8 goals.

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 Post subject: Re: Pens vs Caps Game 1 game comments
PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2018 4:14 pm 
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Pucks on net and Letang better keep his cool.

Oh and if Niskanen tries any cheap shit on Crosby Oleksiak better step in and bash some heads.


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 Post subject: Re: Pens vs Caps Game 1 game comments
PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2018 5:35 pm 
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pens seem to buckle down and play more disciplined and harder when a big gun out..not that I don't want gino and hags back..i hope we can get in holtbys head and screw him up for series..hes been good in their 4 game win streak..


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 Post subject: Re: Pens vs Caps Game 1 game comments
PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2018 5:48 pm 
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Penguins projected lineup
Jake Guentzel -- Sidney Crosby -- Patric Hornqvist

Dominik Simon -- Riley Sheahan -- Phil Kessel

Conor Sheary -- Derick Brassard -- Bryan Rust

Zach Aston-Reese - Carter Rowney -- Tom Kuhnhackl

Brian Dumoulin - Kris Letang

Olli Maatta -- Justin Schultz

Jamie Oleksiak - Chad Ruhwedel

Matt Murray

Casey DeSmith

Scratched: Matt Hunwick

Injured: Evgeni Malkin (lower body), Carl Hagelin (upper body)

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 Post subject: Re: Pens vs Caps Game 1 game comments
PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2018 7:17 pm 
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I didn’t even have time to get settled in... :roll:

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 Post subject: Re: Pens vs Caps Game 1 game comments
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Forwards and defensemen still not communicating on the pinches.

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 Post subject: Re: Pens vs Caps Game 1 game comments
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we gone git kilt


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 Post subject: Re: Pens vs Caps Game 1 game comments
PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2018 7:20 pm 
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Yeah, you can blame Guentzel on that one.
Over the glove hand.

The crowd isn't very jazzed for such a great start.

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 Post subject: Re: Pens vs Caps Game 1 game comments
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Fucking lame.


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 Post subject: Re: Pens vs Caps Game 1 game comments
PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2018 7:23 pm 
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YIKES!

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 Post subject: Re: Pens vs Caps Game 1 game comments
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Ovie doesn't miss many like that.
2 odd breaks in the first four minutes.

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 Post subject: Re: Pens vs Caps Game 1 game comments
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And OV misses a wide open net


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 Post subject: Re: Pens vs Caps Game 1 game comments
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Kuznetsov’s hands are crazy good. He will kill us if we don’t hit him


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 Post subject: Re: Pens vs Caps Game 1 game comments
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Settled down a tiny bit now.

Crosby just missed one.

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 Post subject: Re: Pens vs Caps Game 1 game comments
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Let's go Pens!


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 Post subject: Re: Pens vs Caps Game 1 game comments
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Well we are going to need a lot more offense than what I am currently seeing.

ZAR and Maata couldn’t have fucked up that entry near side even worse.


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 Post subject: Re: Pens vs Caps Game 1 game comments
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How did he miss that??????


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 Post subject: Re: Pens vs Caps Game 1 game comments
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Jesus Simon come on.


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 Post subject: Re: Pens vs Caps Game 1 game comments
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How did Murray keep that one out?

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Wow are we fucking up!

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 Post subject: Re: Pens vs Caps Game 1 game comments
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Uh oh.

Holtby is on his game early on.

Edit- Guentzel had the short side but shot it right at Holtby instead.

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 Post subject: Re: Pens vs Caps Game 1 game comments
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Simon is clearly a JAG


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