NHL 2018 - 2019

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    The absence of Letang and Schultz really showed in this game... and also that Murray doesn't make hard saves in games where he really needs to. 5 goals on 9 shots and while they were good opportunities they were not unstoppable for the most part. Pens battled back from being down 2-0 to tie it up and Murray proceeded to cough up 3 more goals. It was definitely not all his fault as they did give up some real quality opportunities, but you hope your goalie stops at least SOME of those in a game...

    The offense also had 3 posts and a boatload of missed opportunities.

    Hopefully they tighten up the breakdowns and put some of those in the net when they play the Isles again on Thursday.
     
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    Not exactly a classic Caps breakdown, but a very exciting game start to finish, comeback win in the last couple of minutes. In a 6-4 game, Eller, Ovechkin, Gallagher and Kotkaniemi all had a pair of goals... Kotkaniemi finally scoring his first career goals :cheers:
     
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    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus Super Moderator

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    That weird game where Thomas Greiss suddenly looks like Patrick Roy... guy made some just unbelievable saves last night.
     
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    Somebody really needs to tell Johnson to stop throwing guys into his injury-prone goaltender...
     
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    lolwut :lol:
     
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    ^ :agreed: :rofl:

    Our media coverage is funny too.. from the takeaways from the post-game commentary posted on the Pens site

    "Let's start a bright spot for Pittsburgh: Matt Murray."

    Not sure how you can be a bright spot as a goalie in a game with a .839 save percentage, but ok :lol: Guess it demonstrates how badly the rest of the team played...

    And Johnson is up to a -7 now... glad we locked that guy up for 5 more years :lol:
     
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    WTF and Johnson was paired with Letang in practice today... let's move the worst defenseman on the team to the top pairing :facepalm:
     
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    I am pleasantly surprised at how Canadian teams are doing this year, especially in the West. I also don't think anyone could have predicted NYI atop the Metropolitan after losing Tavares either.

    Not surprising however is how Ottawa has managed to reach a new off-ice low, in the form of a released video from an Uber ride, a group of their more established players openly criticizing coaching staff.
     
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    Joel Quenneville fired. Got to think there's some 10 or so other teams whose ears just perked up.
     
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    Yeah Ottawa continues to be a complete dumpster fire.

    Not sure WTF is up with the Pens... granted they have two very good players out in Schultz and Brassard, but they have been just awful for four games, after looking amazing for the four before, and Murray looks like superman one game and like he should be in the ECHL the next. I don't get it...

    EDIT: and in commentators stating the obvious, somebody said they think Kessel may be dealing with a lower body injury. You think? His stride is completely different when he skates the last couple games. He is obviously playing hurt.
     
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    (To the right is St Louis coach Yeo)
     
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    This is getting ridiculous, the Pens have 4 posts so far 25 minutes into the game :facepalm:
     
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    What is this Habs/Sabres game... 3-3 near the end of the 1st :eek: :barf:

    Scored tickets to Saturday's game vs Vegas, Pacioretty's return :woot:
     
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    ^ NICE!

    In other news Pens traded Hagelin to the Kings for Pearson... it'll be interesting to see how it pans out as the Pens have been showing their lack of foot speed against some of the younger teams and they just traded away one of their faster players for a slower guy. That said Pearson is 26 vs Hagelin at 30 and is also under contract for 2 more years while Hagelin is a UFA at the end of the season. Pearson also had 40 points the past 2 seasons even though he is in a slump currently.
     
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    That moment when you have a 2-0 lead and need your goaltender to bail you out because you took some stupid penalties.... and he gives up 4 goals on 4 shots :facepalm:
     
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    That moment when you notice Pittsburgh are last place in the conference standings :eek: (and they're still .500)
     
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    :rofl:

    Yeah this season has not been pretty so far... They were actually looking good last night even without Crosby, then they just imploded taking stupid penalties and went from winning 2-0 to being down 3-2 in a matter of 5 minutes :facepalm:
     

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