Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 05/04/13 at 05:52 AM ET
from CBC Sports,
With the series even, the first playoff game in six years will be played at Nassau Coliseum on Sunday.
The pressure will most certainly be on the Penguins come Sunday.
Unanimous favorites to emerge from the conference, the Penguins have lost three consecutive series and will feel significant pressure should they fall in Game 3.
Troubling to the Penguins was not so much that they fell to the Islanders but rather the way in which they lost. There is little question that the traits exhibited in this game were remindful of the Penguins' meltdown against Philadelphia last season.
The Penguins blew a 3-1 lead against the Islanders. They blew leads of 3-0 and 3-1 at home in the first two games against the Flyers last season, losing both games.
Marc-Andre Fleury allowed a horrendous goal for the New York game-winner in the third period. Forward Kyle Okposo missed the net, his shot caroming off the boards behind Fleury.
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