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PghSteel-43
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« on: Dec 06, 2008 at 10:44 »

Going up against the Northeast divison's last place Senators. It's looking like the Sens are starting to play some half decent hockey as of late after being on a six game losing streak. They have won three out of the last four. They went from having one of the best offenses last season to having the least amount of goals in the league up to this point in the season. They are ranked in the top four when it comes to the PK.

As expected, Heatley and Alfredsson lead the way in points with Kuba and Spezza tied for third on the team. I'm more worried about Heatley judging that he has 19 goals, including two this season, in 26 career games against the Penguins. Auld has been playing pretty solid for the Sens, winning three out of his last four and only allowing one goal in his last three starts. When it comes to injuries, zero for the Sens. For the Pens, Kennedy and Boucher are out and Ziggy is TBD.

It's time for Pesonen to step up and take advantage of the opportunities that have been handed to him over the past few weeks.  It's also time for Sykora to stay out of his slump after breaking out of it against the Hurricanes the other night with two goals.  It would also be nice to see Satan fuel himself off his garbage goal last game and start playing more consistent.  Getting consistent production from those two would be huge, it could mean not having to put all our eggs in one basket on the first line with Sid and Malkin.
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« Reply #1 on: Dec 06, 2008 at 15:37 »

We can't give up 2-3 goals and automatically expect to come back and win every other night. It's not smart hockey.

Yeah, it's great when we do come back and win, but you can't bank on it on a regular basis during the regular season and you definately can't bank on it come playoff time when your playing team's who can shut it down after gaining a significant lead.

Pens lose 3-2.
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« Reply #2 on: Dec 06, 2008 at 17:59 »

Totally agree. Not only does this team fall behind often with hopes of coming back, they have major problems holding onto leads.

Recipe for disaster in a 7 game series against a good team.

Obviously not time to panick this early in the season but those are bad habits to fall into.
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« Reply #3 on: Dec 06, 2008 at 20:30 »

When we come back and win, it's praised by the media and fans.  When we go down by two or three and do not come back, it's passed off as a loss and one time thing.

All I have to say, good luck if we plan to play like that come playoff time.  Orpik played great today, Sid and Malkin were solid as usual.  Still not getting enough production from the wingers when five on five.
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