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Video- P.K. Subban On Game 3

No need to watch game 3 on Saturday, P.K. Subban says the Predators will win.

 

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Oh P.K.  The league doesn’t *want* you to win though.

Posted by Primis on 06/01/17 at 08:27 AM ET

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Subban’s thought process isn’t wrong.  The Preds, minus Rinne, have been pretty good.  The Pens?  When was the last time a team was outshot 15 times in 21 playoff games and won 14 of them?

Posted by duhduhduh on 06/01/17 at 08:33 AM ET

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Say what you want about the officials calling it for the pens, but I thought they did an spectacular job of keeping it level by just letting 2 mins burn off the clock without even bringing it into the preds zone.  Gotta applaud their integrity, even if the refs wanted to hand them the game.

Posted by PMP5030 on 06/01/17 at 09:13 AM ET

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Subban’s thought process isn’t wrong.  The Preds, minus Rinne, have been pretty good.  The Pens?  When was the last time a team was outshot 15 times in 21 playoff games and won 14 of them?

Posted by MoreShoot on 06/01/17 at 08:33 AM ET

I’m not sure if this stat is a compliment to the Pens for grinding it out while appearing to run on fumes, or a criticism of the state of the league when you can potentially win the cup by playing 5 mins a night, just chip the puck aroundfor 55 mins and “find ways to win”.

The Preds have been better for stretches - but - their stars are non existent right now.  Rinne is really in danger of not starting next game.  Forseberg is meh aside from a goal that got called back.  Subban might be guilty of doing what a lot of guys do against Crosby which is having a singular focus to play tough on him and keep him off the sheet but end up playing his game and not their own.

Posted by PMP5030 on 06/01/17 at 09:26 AM ET

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I’m not sure if this stat is a compliment to the Pens for grinding it out while appearing to run on fumes, or a criticism of the state of the league when you can potentially win the cup by playing 5 mins a night, just chip the puck aroundfor 55 mins and “find ways to win”.

The Wings were that team a little in 2009: fell behind more than they should have, but always found ways to rally and win, until they ran out of gas against Pittsburgh.  Pens might be close to empty tank, but two uncharacteristically bad games by Rinne may have bailed them out.  Not that they couldn’t find a way to win on their own: they have playoff veterans and star power, but the Preds are not the 2009 Penguins right now.

Posted by duhduhduh on 06/01/17 at 10:20 AM ET

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The Preds have kinda had a cakewalk to the finals, and despite tying Game 1 up after a 3-0 deficit and getting up 1-0 in game 2, they don’t seem to have the killer instinct right now.  The Pens somehow just manufacture chances when they can and execute.  Guentzels second goal was a master class in in what happens if you snooze for a split second.  Weak save, huge rebound, game over.

Posted by PMP5030 on 06/01/17 at 11:01 AM ET

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The Preds have kinda had a cakewalk to the finals

Chicago - 3rd best record in the league. Roster loaded with talent on both offense and defense. One of the best, if not the best, coaches in the league. Plenty of playoff experience

St Louis - big physical team with a top-5 goalie who played lights out, conference finalist last season

Anaheim - team picked by many to win the Cup before the season started. Finished 6th overall. big physical team with top 3 defense. Plenty of playoff experience.

I don’t know how you claim that was a cakewalk. The Preds may have made it look easy, at times, but the competition was not.

Pittsburgh might have had it easier considering they played a Columbus team that peaked too early and had limited playoff experience plus an Ottawa team that was fortunate it played in a horrible division and was in the mix.

 

Posted by evileye on 06/01/17 at 12:13 PM ET

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I don’t know how you claim that was a cakewalk. The Preds may have made it look easy, at times, but the competition was not.

I’m saying they haven’t faced a ton of adversity.  Chicago may have had the 3rd best record in the league but they laid down and died as soon as the puck dropped.  St. Louis was a conference finalist last season, but, that team is vastly overrated.  Anaheim was legit, that could have gone either way.  But 4-0, 4-2, and 4-2.  Wasn’t a ton of obstacles in their way.  Not having Johannsen is a factor though. 

Obviously the Pens have more experience, but they’ve also had to twist and turn their way into the finals.  Plus two game 7s, one on the road, and one in double OT - all while missing major components.  Call it character building or whatever, but I think that stuff adds up when you have one team used to coming out 100 mph and knocking teams socks off and one team limping around relying on 2 or 3 guys to put points on the board.

Posted by PMP5030 on 06/01/17 at 12:36 PM ET

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Oh P.K.  The league doesn’t *want* you to win though.

Unfortunately true.  mad

Posted by bigfrog on 06/01/17 at 01:31 PM ET

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