Monday, April 28, 2008

Playoff Game #7 - at New York Rangers

Pittsburgh Penguins (2) at New York Rangers (5)

Pittsburgh leads series 2-0.

Boy, you'd love to come out of New York with a split.

The Rangers have been saying all the right things, but who knows where their minds are? If they Pens are able to get an early goal or two in Game 3, will the Rangers curl up in the fetal position?

The Pens need to get more efficiency out of their power play, because their PK hasn't been as good on the road. You have to figure they're going to get stung by a power play goal or two by the Rangers, and you want your own power play to negate that effect. If they can use their speed to draw some penalties, and then cash in early, they can put the Rangers into a deep hole.

To be honest, this series doesn't feel like the last one. The Rangers are a better team, and I wouldn't be surprised if it went seven games, with each team winning on home ice.

Can they do it on the road? We'll find out Tuesday night.

Let's Go Pens!

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