Sunday, May 04, 2008

March of the Penguins continues

(2) Pittsburgh v. (5) N.Y. Rangers
Penguins win series 4-1

Marian Hossa saved his best game of the playoffs for last, finishing off the New York Rangers in overtime on Sunday aftternoon.

Hossa scored his second goal of the game at 7:10 of overtime to give the Pittsburgh Penguins a 3-2 win, which eliminated the Rangers from the NHL playoffs.
As I mentioned below, Philadelphia will be in Pittsburgh Friday for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals.

I'll have more comments on the game later.
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10 Comments:

At 6:51 PM, May 04, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

depth,defense and goaltending wins you cups not superstars

should be intersting that the pens have all the pressure now and flyers are playing with house money

 
At 7:06 PM, May 04, 2008, Blogger Jawsh said...

good thing the pens have depth, defense, goaltending....AND superstars.

 
At 7:07 PM, May 04, 2008, Blogger James Mirtle said...

The goaltending has certainly been better than I expected, and in terms of team defence, they can lock it down pretty good.

I think a Detroit-Pittsburgh final would be incredible.

 
At 7:30 PM, May 04, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

flyers pen series is a toss up going seven games. both teams have depth and goaltending.

the question is on defense. flyers defense has been great of allowing biron see the puck and their fowards are doing an good job of back checking and standing up players at the line. on the other hand, if pens are depending on of all people, Hail gill, to be there savior, think twice plus there defense got exposed in game four and today.

didnt pens lose to flyers on the last day of regular season to aviod them in the first round for an reason?

 
At 7:33 PM, May 04, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

as to point about superstars, gretzky didnt win all those cups on his own. look at the talent around him. he had depth center behind him, goaltenders and defense that was tough.

superstarts will cups when they have depth and supporting cast behind him, something the flyers forgot to do when they had lindros

 
At 7:49 PM, May 04, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

anonymous is a flyers fan. i want to ask people this question, who would you rather have on defense right now, would you have a proven gritty defenseman in hacther or hal gill.

hatcher is the wild card here, the flyers defense is so much better and effective with hacther in loneup than modry

 
At 8:28 PM, May 04, 2008, Blogger I Have Kasparaitis said...

Hatcher could be better but he is very slow and is the Achilles Heel of the defense.

1st anon: Why do the Pens have all the pressure now? Because they have been playing very well? Their penalty killing has improved substantially? Their powerplay has so many talented players who have unique ways of putting the puck in the net? Is it because they have defensemen like Gonchar who is talented both offensively and defensively? I don't understand your argument ...

This series is going to be interesting to say the least.

 
At 8:30 PM, May 04, 2008, Blogger James Mirtle said...

The pressure on the Penguins will be because they're the favourites. I doubt many will be picking the sixth-seeded Flyers here (but what else is new).

I agree; this should be a great series.

 
At 9:26 PM, May 04, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I Have Kasparaitis, i have to disagree with you. Flyers defense wasnt the same and teams were able to set up infront of goalie and the pk play went down while hatcher was out.

"Why do the Pens have all the pressure now?"

- they are the sexy pick and flyers werent picked to go this far.

"Because they have been playing very well? Their penalty killing has improved substantially? Their powerplay has so many talented players who have unique ways of putting the puck in the net?"

Pens have been playing very well, but their defense still has weakness in it, rangers power play or pressure cost them this series. they also lost this series when renney called cindy a diver and game 1 choke.

but ill give you the agrument that fluery is hotter or just as hot as Biron.

 
At 10:20 PM, May 04, 2008, Blogger itchit said...

"superstarts will cups" - couldn't have said it better myselgdv4x. :)

 

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