by Tony on 04/19/11 at 09:31 AM ET
Whatever it takes, I guess.
Despite allowing two powerplay goals, the Penguins were able to grind out three goals, including the eventual game-winner by Tyler Kennedy 31 seconds after Tampa tied it, to give the Pens a 3-2 win in Game Three. The Penguins now regain home-ice advantage in the series.
- Obviously the talk of the town this morning is the upcoming disciplinary hearings for Chris Kunitz and Steve Downie. Kunitz’ hit was pretty blatant, can’t defend it. Pretty much all you can say about that one. The Downie hit is going to be the one that’s going to result in the most disagreement, regardless of how the NHL decides on any discipline for Downie. At this point, I’m not even going to attempt to predict how it will go.
- I get more confused about the Sidney Crosby situation by the day.
- James Neal’s scoring difficulties are now at the hair-pulling level. Not that I don’t appreciate his effort, far from it. But for the love of all that’s holy, he’s got to get off the schnide one of these games. Doesn’t he?
- Arron Asham continues to take it up a couple of notches in the playoffs. Not just with his goal, but he’s controlling the puck well in the offensive end. In addition, you’ve gotta include Mike Rupp in that discussion as well.
- Although the Pens’ powerplay didn’t score in it’s two attempts, I actually thought they did a better job of both getting the puck in the Tampa zone and moving it around once it was set up.
- Ben Lovejoy only got 8:52 of ice time.
Game Four Wednesday night in Tampa.
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