Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 04/14/12 at 08:31 PM ET
from Sam Kasan of the Penguins website,
“You don’t want to (to be down 2-0). Sometimes in life you’re forced to go through adversity,” defenseman Kris Letang said. “That’s what we’re facing right now. (Philadelphia) is a good hockey team. … You have to give them credit but at the same time we have to correct our mistakes.”
The Penguins understand that they have little room for error. They also understand the pivotal importance of Game 3, which will take place Sunday at 3 p.m. at Wells Fargo Center – an arena that has been less than welcoming when Pittsburgh comes to town.
“Their crowd will be into it. They have fans that love to be rowdy and rambunctious,” forward Chris Kunitz said. “It’s going to be a good test for us. We have to go there and prove we want to be in the series. We have to start with a win.”
The demeanor around the locker room after Saturday afternoon’s practice at Southpointe was business-like. The Penguins still believe in their game, however they know that they need to correct their recent mistakes if they wish to have any success against the Flyers.
“I don’t think we need to change a whole lot,” captain Sidney Crosby said. “We’ve made a few mistakes. If you look at (Game 2), we gave up two goals on our power play. You can’t do that and expect to win a hockey game. Little mistakes that we have to clean up. We want to manage the puck a little bit better, hold onto it a little bit more and possess it. That’s really where it’s at, managing the puck and not allowing them to get up ice.”
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