I thought DeSmith was really good in that game. Game was overall pretty even though. First period was Caps, Second period was Pens, Third period probably a split. Kuemper coughed up a few ugly ones though.
I actually prefer to see teams do that, it makes the PP more effective generally. If the PP unit moves the puck and generates a few good chances on the “4-3” side they are forced to start respecting those and Ovi is free again. Sometimes the Caps PP units force the “Ovi Spot Shot” too much though, instead of taking advantage of the extra ice. The best way to kill against the Caps I’ve seen though is just high pressure on the puck carriers on entry and on the halfwall where Kuznetsov, Backstrom, and Strome setup.I don't understand why teams don't have someone literally bear-hugging him 24/7 and just play the PP as a 4-3.
Yikes, looks like Crosby and Lemieux are out that conversation now too according to his own definition.Pens fans may literally be too dumb for me to talk to.. I literally just had a guy tell me Malkin is not a point per game center because he has games where he didn't have points