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 Post subject: Pens vs Caps Game 4 game comments
PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2018 2:21 pm 
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Hagelin is a game-time decision. It has been two weeks since the second line has been together-hence one reason for a lack of scoring beyond the top line.

The Caps don't have Wilson and his 16-17 minutes a game plus his work on the PK.

Penguins projected lineup
Jake Guentzel -- Sidney Crosby -- Patric Hornqvist

Carl Hagelin -- Evgeni Malkin -- Phil Kessel

Conor Sheary -- Derick Brassard -- Bryan Rust

Dominik Simon -- Riley Sheahan -- Tom Kuhnhackl

Brian Dumoulin -- Kris Letang

Olli Maatta -- Justin Schultz

Jamie Oleksiak -- Chad Ruhwedel

Matt Murray

Casey DeSmith

Scratched: Daniel Sprong, Carter Rowney, Matt Hunwick, Josh Jooris, Tristan Jarry, Michael Leighton, Garrett Wilson, Jarred Tinordi, Lukas Bengtsson, Jean-Sebastien Dea, Adam Johnson, Teddy Blueger, Thomas Di Pauli, Chris Summers, Andrey Pedan

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 Post subject: Re: Pens vs Caps Game 4 game comments
PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2018 2:43 pm 
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If Hagelin can't go, is it Rowney on the wing?


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 Post subject: Re: Pens vs Caps Game 4 game comments
PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2018 2:52 pm 
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swissvale72 wrote:
If Hagelin can't go, is it Rowney on the wing?

Sprong, Rowney, and Jooris all skated this morning. My thought would be Jooris takes a wing spot on the 4th line, and one of Rust or Sheary moves up to the 2nd.

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 Post subject: Re: Pens vs Caps Game 4 game comments
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Pabst wrote:
swissvale72 wrote:
If Hagelin can't go, is it Rowney on the wing?

My thought would be Jooris takes a wing spot on the 4th line, and one of Rust or Sheary moves up to the 2nd.


Hahah- you're funny!

Rowney is a Sully favorite so I'd practically bet my house he's in before any of those dudes.

That being said I'm thankful that doesn't need to happen as I'm sure Hags is in.

Special Teams and goaltending. Pens got the goaltending in Game 1.

Games 2/3 Holtby did well and our ST's sucked cock.

How much longer can L1 carry this team on it's back? IDK but Geno/Brass/Kessel injuries don't seem like they'll be improving until after the playoffs.

Will Sheary fall down less than 20 times tonight with no one touching him?
Will Kessel shoot a damn puck?
Will the defense make under or over 15 terrible pinches?

Find out on the next episode...


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 Post subject: Re: Pens vs Caps Game 4 game comments
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Donnie Brasco wrote:

Hahah- you're funny!

Rowney is a Sully favorite so I'd practically bet my house he's in before any of those dudes.

Has Rowney played on the wing since that shitshow vs. Boston in March? I know that Jooris was getting time as a winger late in the season.

That said, yes, I think Hags plays tonight so this is moot.

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 Post subject: Re: Pens vs Caps Game 4 game comments
PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2018 4:33 pm 
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Sully and his pets.

I'd bet Brassco's house as well that Rowney is in if Hags can't go.
No way Sprong sees any time because you have understand that once he fucks up and he will then the Pens will be down a forward the rest of the game. Too important a game to take a chance on that.

IDK about ST's last game. They killed the one penalty and were right back on the PK and had it stopped until the last few seconds. And we did score a PP goal in the game.


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 Post subject: Re: Pens vs Caps Game 4 game comments
PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2018 5:19 pm 
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Donnie Brasco wrote:
Pabst wrote:
swissvale72 wrote:
If Hagelin can't go, is it Rowney on the wing?

My thought would be Jooris takes a wing spot on the 4th line, and one of Rust or Sheary moves up to the 2nd.


Hahah- you're funny!

Rowney is a Sully favorite so I'd practically bet my house he's in before any of those dudes.

That being said I'm thankful that doesn't need to happen as I'm sure Hags is in.

Special Teams and goaltending. Pens got the goaltending in Game 1.

Games 2/3 Holtby did well and our ST's sucked cock.

How much longer can L1 carry this team on it's back? IDK but Geno/Brass/Kessel injuries don't seem like they'll be improving until after the playoffs.

Will Sheary fall down less than 20 times tonight with no one touching him?
Will Kessel shoot a damn puck?
Will the defense make under or over 15 terrible pinches?

Find out on the next episode...


I don’t get the Geno criticism here. In the last game, he had a primary assist and one shot rung off the inside of the post and another shot that got through Holtby but Niskanen stopped from going over the goal line. He didn’t make any major defensive gaffes. It was a pretty solid game.


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 Post subject: Re: Pens vs Caps Game 4 game comments
PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2018 5:20 pm 
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Don’t commit dumb penalties.

And Letang; mature a little would you? That slash you gave Ovie after he scored was bush league. Even after getting beat your emotions need to be controlled a bit because one of those dumb reactionary penalties can cost us the entire series.

Smart, fast, aggressive hockey.


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 Post subject: Re: Pens vs Caps Game 4 game comments
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Zeke I’m with you on Geno. I thought he looked very good last game and damn near won it.

The dumb penalty happens. We just can’t win if we are constantly on the PK against WAS. Their possession game is too good.


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 Post subject: Re: Pens vs Caps Game 4 game comments
PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2018 5:27 pm 
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Zeke5123 wrote:
I don’t get the Geno criticism here. In the last game, he had a primary assist and one shot rung off the inside of the post and another shot that got through Holtby but Niskanen stopped from going over the goal line. He didn’t make any major defensive gaffes. It was a pretty solid game.


Well...he did have what I would classify the dumbest penalty I've seen in some time that led to the Caps' first goal.

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 Post subject: Re: Pens vs Caps Game 4 game comments
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Jeemie wrote:
Zeke5123 wrote:
I don’t get the Geno criticism here. In the last game, he had a primary assist and one shot rung off the inside of the post and another shot that got through Holtby but Niskanen stopped from going over the goal line. He didn’t make any major defensive gaffes. It was a pretty solid game.


Well...he did have what I would classify the dumbest penalty I've seen in some time that led to the Caps' first goal.


I thought about the penalty after the game. I called it dumb in-game but after thinking about the circumstances I refer to it as selfish.

When Malkin took the penalty there were about 2 shifts left in the period. If the teams are at even strength at the end of the period Sullivan almost always tries to get Malkin out for one of those shifts. And coming off a successful PK he will put Malkin out there as well.
Malkin knows this is going to happen and he often tries to make a play for a chance in the OZ. He should have responded differently and played Nisky differently.
What if he makes a play, strips the puck and has a good scoring chance? People's reaction would be different.

Not defending the play but that is why Sully puts him out there in that situation.

Malkin won 7 of 10 FO's in the game as well.

I thought the interference penalty he took in the Philly series against Conectny was worse.


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 Post subject: Re: Pens vs Caps Game 4 game comments
PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2018 7:10 pm 
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Go Pens!

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 Post subject: Re: Pens vs Caps Game 4 game comments
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Let's go Pens!

I don't know much about hockey, but I think it would be a good idea to win tonight.

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 Post subject: Re: Pens vs Caps Game 4 game comments
PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2018 7:18 pm 
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Best scoring opportunity to the caps. And they haven't even had a pp

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 Post subject: Re: Pens vs Caps Game 4 game comments
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I really hate two on ones where we don’t even get a shot off.

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 Post subject: Re: Pens vs Caps Game 4 game comments
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The key component that is missing in this series so far is that HOLTBY is giving up nothing in the likes of rebound chances


IF Schultz is unable to man up and get involved from the point we are in a good bit of trouble......1st goal tonight is so KEY


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 Post subject: Re: Pens vs Caps Game 4 game comments
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Jeemie wrote:
I really hate two on ones where we don’t even get a shot off.

ya...and whens last time pens got an open breakaway? distant memory..


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 Post subject: Re: Pens vs Caps Game 4 game comments
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quality scoring chances goes definitively to the caps.

It used to be the other way around.

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 Post subject: Re: Pens vs Caps Game 4 game comments
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Is it just me, or do these TV guys have a serious love crush on the caps?

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 Post subject: Re: Pens vs Caps Game 4 game comments
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That was a nice breakdown on TV as to WHY the Caps are getting the quality chances.

Their motion is confusing the Pens’ D.

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 Post subject: Re: Pens vs Caps Game 4 game comments
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Jeemie wrote:
That was a nice breakdown on TV as to WHY the Caps are getting the quality chances.

Their motion is confusing the Pens’ D.

yes..why cant we confuse the caps?


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 Post subject: Re: Pens vs Caps Game 4 game comments
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Hagelin's speed has been big for the Pens.

Washington still has the jump in both ends.

As good as Holtby has been, in two of the three games the Pens have scored 3 goals twice in a period against him. The rest of the time he has shut us down.

Has Kessel made a defensive play in this series?


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 Post subject: Re: Pens vs Caps Game 4 game comments
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I was gonna ask if kessel was in ppg arena? sheez


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 Post subject: Re: Pens vs Caps Game 4 game comments
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ironzabo wrote:
The key component that is missing in this series so far is that HOLTBY is giving up nothing in the likes of rebound chances


IF Schultz is unable to man up and get involved from the point we are in a good bit of trouble......1st goal tonight is so KEY


What are you talking about? He's been great already this game.

Bit of some odd signaling out. The guy scored last game and the entire power play went through him at the start of the period, and it looked pretty good.


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 Post subject: Re: Pens vs Caps Game 4 game comments
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Oh fuck

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