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By Charlie O’Connor (@THG_Charlie)
Wondering why the Pittsburgh Penguins are behind three games to none in their first round series against the Philadelphia Flyers?
A five minute stretch by Chris Kunitz late in the second period helps to explain.
With 7:30 remaining in the second period and Pittsburgh trailing by only one goal, Kunitz dragged down Flyers rookie Eric Wellwood. With the puck ten feet away on another player’s stick. Kunitz went to the box for tripping, but it could have been called interference. Or hooking. Or even holding.
Two minutes later, Matt Read would score to make it a 5-3 game.
But Kunitz wasn’t finished with his stupidity. Far from it, in fact.
Pittsburgh would receive a gift goal courtesy of an Ilya Bryzgalov mistake with less than five minutes remaining in the period to cut the lead to one yet again. And immediately, the momentum shifted. Suddenly, the Flyers were unable to move the puck out of their own end. The Philadelp...
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Sid the Kid is letting his fist do the talking this afternoon.
During the second period of a pivotal game 3 showdown between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Philadelphia Flyers, the usually mild-mannered Crosby scuffled with the Flyers Claude Giroux. As this fight was wrapping up, Kris Letang and Kimmo Timonen started throwing punches, with Letang opening up a cut on Timonen’s...
Pittsburgh Penguins forward Craig Adams has been suspended by the NHL for Game 4 of their playoff series against Philadelphia for instigating a fight.
Penguins coach Dan Bylsma also was fined $10,000 on Monday for the same fight. Adams went after Flyers forward Scott Hartnell late in the third period of Game 3. Hartnell was involved in an altercation with Sidney Crosby when Adams...
According to TSN's Bob McKenzie, Craig Adams will be suspended for Game 4 for his instigator role in the last 5 minutes of Game 3. That's an automatic 1 game suspension and it's upheld by the league.
Penguins head coach Dan Bylsma was also fined $10K by the league.
Penguins forwards Aaron Asham and James Neal will have hearings with the department of player safety on...
The Flyers-Penguins series has been a series for the ages already. With so much happening, especially in yesterday’s slug fest at the Wells Fargo Center, it was kind of hard to keep everything straight.
There were things that happened in that game that I have never seen before. Rules were enacted that I didn’t even know existed. I suppose that’s a testament to the freaky nature...
“We’ll see the true face of our team,” said Letang. “And I think we’ll see if guys have character, and we’ll prove a lot.”
The only person on the planet right now with less composure is that Kony guy. What was Kris Letang thinking?
This series will be in the back of all of our...
1) For all the talk of Marc-Andre Fleury's collapse in these playoffs, Pittsburgh's arrogance has gotten them to the brink of elimination.
Why should they have to change?
Why should they have to adopt a different style when their's has dominated for large portions of the regular season--without Sidney Crosby?
Why can't they beat the Flyers in a run-and-gun...
Coming into the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, there was a league wide consensus that the series between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Philadelphia Flyers would be one of the best series that the opening round had to offer.Even with all the lead up, what has unfolded in the first three games could not have been seen by anyone.Through three games there has been 32 goals scored...
Arron Asham should be gone for the rest of the NHL playoffs for this cross check and then punch on Brayden Schenn. There was nothing wrong with Schenn's hit on Paul Martin, yet Asham attacks Schenn.
Penguins forward James Neal should have been thrown out of the game for this questionable blindside on Sean Couturier. The refs really blew this call and their inaction...
Pittsburgh Penguins vs. San Jose Sharks (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Another good article that I found this evening.
BRUCE ARTHUR, POSTMEDIA NEWS ---- “We’re playing playoff hockey,” Crosby said. “They’re doing the same things we are.”
Laughable assertions, in this game. Only one team was clearly headhunting. This was the franchise whose star player, Crosby, is...
LOS ANGELES (Apr. 16) â I have no record of playoff predictions except for my own, but I think I can make the following observations with certainty: a) given how they performed in the final-third of the regular season, I wouldnât have bet a plug-nickel against the Pittsburgh Penguins in the Stanley Cup tournament; b) Iâm sure a couple of âexpertsâ out there...
Since game one, everyone has been wondering what has gone wrong with the Pittsburgh Penguins. We've all struggled to understand why a team that has had so much success in the recent past has suddenly fallen apart. We've watched in horror as the team has become the complete opposite of everything we thought they were.
And we've all asked why. The problem is...