Guentzel has been impressive all season.
NHL 2016-2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs Thread - Page 3
Home ice could be the difference in this series.
And they way I look at it is this, Penguins just won the cup last year. Everyone said they didn't have a chance to make a deep run without Letang, and look where they are.
I still think it's a success no matter what happens .
Kinda feels like Nashville has to win tonight, but we'll see. This weekend in Nashville we'll be having Game 6 on Sunday, as well as the CMA Fest, and Bonnaroo is just a few miles down the road. They're expecting 100,000 people downtown on Sunday night. Win or lose it will be an incredible scene.
It looks like home ice is a huge advantage for both teams.
You can just tell they are angry and are trying to make a point with this game.
Edited by catartik - 6/8/17 at 7:05pm
It was great to see the Penguins come out swinging! I had a good feeling about this game when I saw Crosby spilt the defense and hit the cross bar.
That pass Malkin made to Hanisey was Mario Lemieux like.
Kessel's goal was pretty damn sweet.
On Sunday I know that crowd is going to be fired up and I'm sure Nashville will come out of the gate with a lot of energy. The Penguins will have to match it to win the Cup.
I have to give the Nashville fans their due, that is one insanely fired up crowd.
Crosby is kind of a fucking twat.
I don't begrudge Pens fans, because he's a really good hockey player. But man, he's a fuckhead and they just let him get away with it, over and over.
Crosby has taken more than his fair share of abuse: the concussion he got after being hit in the head in round 2 and the Ottawa bench was spraying water in his face. I can't get angry over those taps to the head he gave to Subban. Crosby was clearly not putting his all into those punches.
I've been following Crosby since his rookie season, which isn't hard when you live in the Pittsburgh area, and he has always shown class. Ok he whined once after the Flyers beat the shit out of the Penguins in game 3 of the first round that year. I said he showed class, I didn't say he was perfect.
The Referee standing right beside them could see what was happening.
People who don't like Crosby ignore that Subban, who has no skill, has to clutch and hold players of skill in order to remain competitive.
But, whatever, this is an endless debate.
I still have a big ass smile on my face thanks to the Penguins!
It was a well played fast paced game too. While it was low scoring there where a lot of scoring chances. By the time the third period rolled around, I got nervous every time Nashville got a shot on goal.
Edited by Chaz - 6/13/17 at 12:39pm
I feel sorry for Predators fans that are still agonizing over that instead of thinking rationally. That happened with 18:30 remaining in the second period. The refs gave Nashville 4 power plays in a row to even to make up for that, which is another issue I won't get into, and Nashville simply couldn't convert.
If that goal had the Predators up 1-0, that doesn't mean the game would have ended with a Nashville victory. Any variable could have played out. I think that's the problem with sports fans, they don't consider that.
Now if that scenario happened and that goal would have allowed Nashville to tie it 1-1 with seconds remaining that would be something to complain about.
But the thing is, it still wasn't a goal.
Arizona needs to trade Mike Smith while there's still some value.
What's the compensation to teams for losing a player to the expansion draft? It's probably not as much as we might get if we traded Smith away and ate some of his salary (which isn't a problem anyway, since AZ struggles just to hit the cap floor each year). He's got a no trade clause anyway, so I don't think he'd agree to being exposed for the expansion.
Fluery has waived a clause in his contract so the Penguins can protect Murray from the expansion draft. While he had a couple of bad playoff series, he did far more good for the Penguins than bad.