Originally posted on The Pensblog  |  Last updated 5/26/13
Ottawa's claim to fame coming into this series was that they were pesky. So are mosquitoes. The only difference between the two is one was willing to get blood.  All series, the Sens just didn't seem like a team willing to sacrifice to get anything. Their downfall was how badly outmatched they were against the Penguins.   A team will usually heap praise on their opponent during a series to play head games. Here's a couple quotes from the Sens following the 7-3 Pens win in Game Four:   “We're up against a monster here.” - Marc Methot   "Probably not," Alfredsson said. "[Pittsburgh's] depth and our play right now … it doesn't look too good." - Sens captain Daniel Alfredsson when asked if the Sens could beat the Penguins three times in a row   These weren't head games. These were professional hockey players knowing what they were up against. Here are some quotes from the Sens after the series:   "I hope they don't charge us for th...
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