Sunday, March 16, 2008

14 goals in the past two games

When things are right, they are right.

The Penguins are clicking on all cylinders right now. Evgeni Malkin and Petr Sykora both had 2 goals and 2 assists, Ryan Malone was his usual physical force and the Pens easily bowled over a playoff team 7-1. Marc-Andre Fleury was good when he had to be, but he didn't really have to be good that often.

Production came from more than just the top line; from Tyler Kennedy (1oth goal of the season) to Pascal Dupuis (3 assists) to the U.S.S Hal Gill (1 goal 1 assist). Marian Hossa had a goal and an assist and looked very comfortable in his first complete game as a Penguin.

To think that this team still stands to gain the league's reigning MVP and leading scorer, as well as a noted playoff warrior plus two important role players (Adam Hall and Rob Scuderi) before the playoffs is indeed a scary thought for the rest of the NHL.

What team in the East could take Pittsburgh in a 7 game series? With the way they're playing now it's not so bold to say: no one.

Any day where every Flyer ends up a negative in the plus/minus is a good day indeed. Onward, boys, onward.

1 comment:


1) We'd have to agree that there is NO team in the East whom we'd say has an edge against the Pens.
2) Having said that it seems that when it comes to the playoffs its not only how healthy a team is and how well they are playing come April, but WHOM they are playing. Matchups are key.
3) For instance we'd say the pens would have little trouble with Philly, probably would beat Boston, DC, and Buffalo but we'd hold throwing money at a Pitt-NJ/NYR, matchup.
4) Thankfully for you guys it looks like that wouldn't happen until a second round