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(The New York Times)   Senators escape the Penguins' clutches. Curse you, Batman   (nytimes.com) divider line 29
    More: Cool, Penguins, Senate, Tomas Vokoun, Ottawa, Marc-Andre Fleury, Daniel Alfredsson, Tyler Kennedy, overtime  
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2013-05-20 09:29:16 AM  
*golf claps*
 
2013-05-20 09:32:07 AM  
You play 60 minutes, Penguins, not 59. Hope they don't get down on this and play with a vengeance  in Game 4. Maybe some pep talk from Bylsma will get the offense clicking again.
 
2013-05-20 09:37:39 AM  

kdawg7736: You play 60 minutes, Penguins, not 59. Hope they don't get down on this and play with a vengeance  in Game 4. Maybe some pep talk from Bylsma will get the offense clicking again.


Meh, if not for Anderson it would have been over before the 3rd even started, and do I even need to talk about those absolutely ridiculous chances in OT?  We all knew Anderson was going to steal one game in this series and this was it.
 
2013-05-20 09:49:57 AM  

Flappyhead: kdawg7736: You play 60 minutes, Penguins, not 59. Hope they don't get down on this and play with a vengeance  in Game 4. Maybe some pep talk from Bylsma will get the offense clicking again.

Meh, if not for Anderson it would have been over before the 3rd even started, and do I even need to talk about those absolutely ridiculous chances in OT?  We all knew Anderson was going to steal one game in this series and this was it.



You are right. Many golden opportunities were wasted. I remember ESPN saying Penguins in 6 so I can see that happening. Well at least Vokoun was looking pretty good but unfortuantely one of those goalies weren't going to win despite their impressive performances.
 
2013-05-20 09:52:58 AM  
Vokoun didnt suck but Anderson was freaking amazing last night damn it.
 
2013-05-20 10:36:52 AM  
Maybe it's just me, but doesn't it always seem like the Penguins get a whole bunch of iffy calls to go their way during games?  The "roughing" call against the Sens that was tamer than pretty much every single post-save scrum.  Cooke's stick to the face of a Sens player that was right in front of the officials and uncalled.

Things that make ya go Hmmmmm...
 
2013-05-20 10:54:31 AM  

SubBass49: Maybe it's just me, but doesn't it always seem like the Penguins get a whole bunch of iffy calls to go their way during games?  The "roughing" call against the Sens that was tamer than pretty much every single post-save scrum.  Cooke's stick to the face of a Sens player that was right in front of the officials and uncalled.

Things that make ya go Hmmmmm...


High sticking on Crosby when Conacher hit Crosby's stick into his own face was a worse call than that.
 
2013-05-20 10:54:51 AM  

SubBass49: Maybe it's just me, but doesn't it always seem like the Penguins get a whole bunch of iffy calls to go their way during games?  The "roughing" call against the Sens that was tamer than pretty much every single post-save scrum.  Cooke's stick to the face of a Sens player that was right in front of the officials and uncalled.

Things that make ya go Hmmmmm...


You know we were having a sensible discussion and you go and break the Godwin's law by talking about ref corruption.
 
2013-05-20 11:15:10 AM  
Can anyone explain to me the thought of playing "dump the puck in the offensive zone then retreat" power play last night on the Karlsson penalty at the end of the game?

That has to be one of the most bonehead decisions I have ever seen, which lead to the goal by the Sens later. Play to win, not to protect the lead.

That move had me screaming at the TV. If that was the boost the Senators needed to wake up like they did against the Canadians, the Penguins may be in trouble.

Penguins dominated that game and if it weren't for the goaltending would have easily taken that game. That gives me hope heading into Wednesday.
 
2013-05-20 11:55:14 AM  

Wettner: Can anyone explain to me the thought of playing "dump the puck in the offensive zone then retreat" power play last night on the Karlsson penalty at the end of the game?

That has to be one of the most bonehead decisions I have ever seen, which lead to the goal by the Sens later. Play to win, not to protect the lead.

That move had me screaming at the TV. If that was the boost the Senators needed to wake up like they did against the Canadians, the Penguins may be in trouble.

Penguins dominated that game and if it weren't for the goaltending would have easily taken that game. That gives me hope heading into Wednesday.


I was right there with you. Hats off to both goalies though. They played a heck of a game.
 
2013-05-20 12:11:30 PM  
Was at the game, have never heard an arena that loud until Alfredsson scored with seconds left.   Great game to see, both teams had a lot of chances to score and didn't sit back in the OT.  Reffing was all over the board, way too inconsistent.   Missed high sticking calls, a holding call on Philips for nothing, and I'll never understand tripping AND diving coincidental calls.  Either Karlsson was tripped.  Or he dove.  Don't call both.
 
2013-05-20 12:16:43 PM  

Wettner: Can anyone explain to me the thought of playing "dump the puck in the offensive zone then retreat" power play last night on the Karlsson penalty at the end of the game?

That has to be one of the most bonehead decisions I have ever seen, which lead to the goal by the Sens later. Play to win, not to protect the lead.

That move had me screaming at the TV. If that was the boost the Senators needed to wake up like they did against the Canadians, the Penguins may be in trouble.

Penguins dominated that game and if it weren't for the goaltending would have easily taken that game. That gives me hope heading into Wednesday.


They dumped the puck to change lines, I was screaming at the tv too until I noticed Sutter was out there.  Unfortunately Malkin didn't change because he should most definitely not be on the ice in that situation...
 
2013-05-20 12:24:55 PM  
senators had really lazy clearing yesterday, i'm surprised they won.
they basically beat montreal by beating the crap out of them, i thought they would do the same in this series.
so: poor D, no fists. anderson can't do it all.
 
2013-05-20 01:08:04 PM  

mentula: senators had really lazy clearing yesterday, i'm surprised they won.
they basically beat montreal by beating the crap out of them, i thought they would do the same in this series.
so: poor D, no fists. anderson can't do it all.


Yes, lots of intercepted clearing.  But pittsburgh plays deep, even with the lead they had two on the forecheck.   They also play their forwards way up even in their own zone, sometimes above the redline.  You could see how the Islanders took advantage of it.    this series just became interesting.
 
2013-05-20 01:20:39 PM  
Sens in six
 
2013-05-20 01:28:48 PM  

mikaloyd: Vokoun didnt suck but Anderson was freaking amazing last night damn it.


100% this, without him standing on his head that game is 4 or 5 to nothing instead of 1-0.

Also the Penguins are awful in their zone. They were awful against the Islanders and they're awful so far this series. Vokun is covering some of their sloppy play but it's almost like they don't care, they figure they can just score some more goals to make up for it.
 
2013-05-20 01:32:50 PM  

Wettner: Penguins dominated that game and if it weren't for the goaltending would have easily taken that game. That gives me hope heading into Wednesday.


I didn't see much I'd call domination, aside from ~10 minutes of near perfect neutral zone clogging in the latter half of the third. Sens were having trouble clearing the zone at times, but that didn't often turn into much of a chance (though it did lead to the Kennedy goal). In the other end of the ice the Sens forwards were doing a great job of helping Vokoun out by missing open nets/putting the puck onto the only part of the net he had covered.

xiola: Yes, lots of intercepted clearing.  But pittsburgh plays deep, even with the lead they had two on the forecheck.


It's particularly effective now, as Karlsson is clearly looking to pass more than he would if his skating was up to snuff.
 
2013-05-20 02:12:27 PM  
Scored on with under a minute left and while on the power play.

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2013-05-20 03:10:25 PM  

flak attack: SubBass49: Maybe it's just me, but doesn't it always seem like the Penguins get a whole bunch of iffy calls to go their way during games?  The "roughing" call against the Sens that was tamer than pretty much every single post-save scrum.  Cooke's stick to the face of a Sens player that was right in front of the officials and uncalled.

Things that make ya go Hmmmmm...

High sticking on Crosby when Conacher hit Crosby's stick into his own face was a worse call than that.


Technically, no, that wasn't a worse call.  The player must control their stick at all times.  Crosby was confused but didn't really biatch about it because he knew the rule.

/dear God, did I just say that Crosby didn't biatch about something?
 
2013-05-20 03:11:25 PM  

rjakobi: SubBass49: Maybe it's just me, but doesn't it always seem like the Penguins get a whole bunch of iffy calls to go their way during games?  The "roughing" call against the Sens that was tamer than pretty much every single post-save scrum.  Cooke's stick to the face of a Sens player that was right in front of the officials and uncalled.

Things that make ya go Hmmmmm...

You know we were having a sensible discussion and you go and break the Godwin's law by talking about ref corruption.


So you admit it seems corrupt.  Got it.
 
2013-05-20 03:19:16 PM  

SubBass49: flak attack: SubBass49: Maybe it's just me, but doesn't it always seem like the Penguins get a whole bunch of iffy calls to go their way during games?  The "roughing" call against the Sens that was tamer than pretty much every single post-save scrum.  Cooke's stick to the face of a Sens player that was right in front of the officials and uncalled.

Things that make ya go Hmmmmm...

High sticking on Crosby when Conacher hit Crosby's stick into his own face was a worse call than that.

Technically, no, that wasn't a worse call.  The player must control their stick at all times.  Crosby was confused but didn't really biatch about it because he knew the rule.

/dear God, did I just say that Crosby didn't biatch about something?


To be fair, his initial reaction was to make a douchey face at the ref but he didn't make a scene of it.  He seems to be entering the toddler stage of maturity, but it could just be an isolated incident.
 
2013-05-20 04:19:39 PM  
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2013-05-20 06:29:33 PM  
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SubBass49: rjakobi: SubBass49: Maybe it's just me, but doesn't it always seem like the Penguins get a whole bunch of iffy calls to go their way during games?  The "roughing" call against the Sens that was tamer than pretty much every single post-save scrum.  Cooke's stick to the face of a Sens player that was right in front of the officials and uncalled.

Things that make ya go Hmmmmm...

You know we were having a sensible discussion and you go and break the Godwin's law by talking about ref corruption.

So you admit it seems corrupt.  Got it.


He wasn't admitting it, he was describing your remarks.  I agree with rjakobi, though- I despise when decent hockey-talk is interrupted by "REFS ARE BIASED, DUUUUR" trolls who seem to be attracted to every single hockey thread.
 
2013-05-20 06:56:55 PM  

SubBass49: Maybe it's just me, but doesn't it always seem like the Penguins get a whole bunch of iffy calls to go their way during games?  The "roughing" call against the Sens that was tamer than pretty much every single post-save scrum.  Cooke's stick to the face of a Sens player that was right in front of the officials and uncalled.

Things that make ya go Hmmmmm...


Ref's weren't really biased, though they were rather incompetent last night. Ottawa didn't deserve to get as many penalties as they got but all of them were penalties (even if they were penalties like going 101km/hr in a 100km/hr zone is speeding).

I'm actually sort of surprised that the series is 2-1 for Pittsburg; Ottawa has been on a par with them for all three games, and it has only been a few boneheaded decisions that has separated the teams. On both offense and defense; I just don't get why Ottawa doesn't continue to put the pucks on net, instead of trying to get Vokoun going east-west - he's not doing very well in controlling the rebounds or actually holding onto the puck when he makes a stop. Pass-pass-pass-pass-Shoot-BLOCKED!-pass-pass... isn't working. If Ottawa just shot the puck and went to the net, I could see them up 3-0 in the series so far.

/Crosby, though... yeah, I hates him I do, but he's a damn fine player.
 
2013-05-20 08:59:01 PM  
Fark you Bergman!
 
2013-05-20 09:12:38 PM  

SubBass49: Maybe it's just me, but doesn't it always seem like the Penguins get a whole bunch of iffy calls to go their way during games?  The "roughing" call against the Sens that was tamer than pretty much every single post-save scrum.  Cooke's stick to the face of a Sens player that was right in front of the officials and uncalled.

Things that make ya go Hmmmmm...


Let me guess... you're also a Seahawks fan.
 
2013-05-20 10:02:41 PM  
IMO, as I told some friends around the cube today:  It was, without hyperbole, the worst 80 minutes of hockey I've watched all year, minus the goaltending.

/on both sides of the ice
 
2013-05-21 12:28:22 AM  

bborchar: ISubBass49: rjakobi: SubBass49: Maybe it's just me, but doesn't it always seem like the Penguins get a whole bunch of iffy calls to go their way during games?  The "roughing" call against the Sens that was tamer than pretty much every single post-save scrum.  Cooke's stick to the face of a Sens player that was right in front of the officials and uncalled.

Things that make ya go Hmmmmm...

You know we were having a sensible discussion and you go and break the Godwin's law by talking about ref corruption.

So you admit it seems corrupt.  Got it.

He wasn't admitting it, he was describing your remarks.  I agree with rjakobi, though- I despise when decent hockey-talk is interrupted by "REFS ARE BIASED, DUUUUR" trolls who seem to be attracted to every single hockey thread.


So you don't think that several calls that should have been called against the Pens were ignored, and several calls against the Sens were (as Techhell so eloquently described) of the "going 101km/hr in a 100km/hr zone" variety?

Good to know.
 
2013-05-21 03:43:53 AM  

Techhell: Ottawa has been on a par with them for all three games


???
 
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