Found June 06, 2013 on
Last night was the best game the Penguins have played all series. We believe that. But there's nothing--absolutely nothing on this earth--like watching the best game your team plays all series and still having them sent to the brink. Both goalies were fantastic, but Rask had to be more fantastic. Rask stole the game. 53 saves on 54 shots is hardly a joke. It's a legacy. That's about how many shots MAF saved in Game 5 against Detroit in 2008. But we all know what has happened to Marc-André Fleury.
The Penguins were ridiculously close to scoring on many of those 53 shots. But Rask was very good. And also, the bounces just didn't go the Pens' way.
The Pens did get one goal. Got Tuukka moving and Kunitz was able to sneak one in. Pretty classic Kunitz type goal.
And that was gonna be the last goal for a long-ass time.
The Pens were going to win this game. It was at every turn, every stupid scrum, every disembodied wail in the night. Until it wasn't.
I watched this game at a bar in Harvard Square and had perpetual shakes and couldn't stop yelling. It really doesn't get much more irrationally intense than those moments when you're just waiting for something to happen, late at night in unfriendly territory, fearful for your sanity and whether or not you're actually going to get to sleep before work the next day.
When the Bruins ended it, it was perfect. Perfect for them, that is. At least it wasn't a mistake the Pens made, an accident, a fluke. It was an excellent play and it sank to your stomach like a shot of cheap vodka. God ******* damn ****.
We know there will be one more game.
We don't know for sure if the Pens' season is over, but it feels like something is very broken inside the universe. A key cog, a delicate circuit.
Play this exact same game on Friday, and we might just win one. Just gotta win one.
One at a time.
The play didn't end the Penguins season.
The Penguins will end their own season, if they choose to end it.
There are bones in your backyard, you know. We don't know where they came from. We just know that they're there.
BEST OF MAXIM
We know how terrible the defense has been. We know how lazy the back-checking has been. We know how utterly pathetic the power play has been. We know that Marc-Andre Fleury has become the pariah of the Penguins organization. We know that Sidney Crosby is still stuck back in the Ottawa series, searching for his way to the Boston series.But issues of the x’s and o’s and effort...
As the Pittsburgh Penguins finished their morning skate at the TD Garden today, Tomas Vokoun was the first goaltender off of the ice. Traditionally, this means that he will be between the pipes for this game three of the Eastern Conference finals against the Boston Bruins. Good call? Bad call? Good call. Though a goaltending [...]
The Pittsburgh Penguins come into tonight’s game with nothing left to lose. Win and live to play another day. Lose and go home. It’s do or die and there’s no room for error. Pick your cliche. Regardless, the Penguins have a monumental task at hand as they need to win the next four games to advance, something that’s only been done three other times in the history of the NHL...
It seems that the Pittsburgh Penguins, and especially their captain, are very reluctant to credit the Bruins and their players for the struggles the Pens have dealt with in the first two games of the Eastern Conference Finals.
Captain Sidney Crosby, who has struggled mightily through the first few games, didn’t offer much praise for Patrice Bergeron or Chris Kelly, the counterparts...
Vokoun is in for Game 3, Marc-Andre Fleury may be out in Pittsburgh forever.
Is that over the top? Maybe. But think about what is going on. Down 2-0, and in their biggest game of the season the Pens aren't starting their number one goalie.
And, they aren't wrong about it.
The goaltending change the other night was not the same as Fleury getting his job back...
The Penguins aren’t going away very easily. Not that anybody really should have expected them to.
Boston and Pittsburgh are going into overtime for Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals, where a wrong bounce could mean the difference between winning or losing for either squad.
NESN Nation’s Dan Duquette is hoping the Penguins don’t finally cash in on their close misses. See...
The pre-game videos shown on Hockey Night in Canada are widely regarded as being some of the best clips and video packages in all of sports. The package shown before Game 3 between Boston and Pittsburgh might have raised the bar even higher.
Set to "Karma Police" by Radiohead, viewers are taken through several storylines which filled the series' first two games...
[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Following Game 2 between the Boston Bruins and Pittsburgh Penguins, a Bruins fan called a local Pittsburgh bar, trolling them in legendary fashion.
A.B. I love everything about this.
First, I love Matt Cooke being in the penalty box because if I had it my way, he would live in that f*cking thing. Cooke is absolutely the dirtiest player in the NHL. He should send a thank you note to Gary Bettman everyday that he is allowed to set foot in an NHL arena. Grade A scumbag.
Secondly, that dude in the upper left flexing and losing his...
Anyone have a caption for this one?
Despite throwing 54 on Boston's goal, 29 of them being scoring chances, the Penguins could only get one past goaltender Tuukka Rask last night and that predictably was not enough to win them the game as the Bruins defeated them 2-1 in overtime. The loss puts Pittsburgh in a 3-0 hole and on the brink of elimination in the series. The Pens have no one but themselves to blame for...
Pittsburgh Penguins @ Boston Bruins
Bruins lead series 2-0
NBCSN, CBC, RDS - 8:00 pm/et
TD Garden - Boston, MA
We've all spent days blaming various players, disecting different plays, cursing and speculating about which goaltender would be in net. Guess what? None of that really matters. The Pittsburgh Penguins as a team were terrible in game two. It was...