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Ryan Wilson
Pittsburgh Penguins
Location: Rochester, NY
Joined: 06.13.2013

Dec 18 @ 9:01 AM ET
Ryan Wilson: Victory falls between the quacks Victory falls between the quacks
duxcup07
Joined: 07.10.2007

Dec 18 @ 9:43 AM ET
Don't fret too much, Ryan. I'm sure Pittsburgh won the all important Corsi battle last night. The Ducks will take the 2 highly undeserved points and meekly head off to NY.
coohill
Pittsburgh Penguins
Location: Louisville, CO
Joined: 03.15.2007

Dec 18 @ 9:48 AM ET
Dad joke title FTW!
MattStrat
Pittsburgh Penguins
Location: St. John's, NF
Joined: 12.12.2014

Dec 18 @ 9:49 AM ET
Like Colby Armstrong was saying last night on the Canadian broadcast...theyre in 3rd now, a playoff spot, so they lose their urgency. He said he'd like to see more drive from them every game but it just doesnt happen. We will see more drive out of them when they're out of a playoff spot again, when they really need it. Frustrating as F as a fan to watch but it is what it is.

This is the same team that played pretty f'n good to great for almost 15 games, crawling out of last in the east to a playoff spot and now the last 3 there's been some lackluster periods.

When they bring a max effort they are extremely hard to beat. They looked crazy good in the 1st last night...then what happened in the 2nd? Lack of effort and low battle level.

They had one absolutely terrible period last night and lost because of it.

A lot of people here need to step back from the edge/ledge.
MattStrat
Pittsburgh Penguins
Location: St. John's, NF
Joined: 12.12.2014

Dec 18 @ 9:52 AM ET
Don't fret too much, Ryan. I'm sure Pittsburgh won the all important Corsi battle last night. The Ducks will take the 2 highly undeserved points and meekly head off to NY.
- duxcup07



Despite the horrific 2nd period they did have the advantage overall in the fancy stats....not that it matters when its all said and done. W is all that matters and it matters not how its achieved.

Also, what a gem Gibson is.
dozerD10
Anaheim Ducks
Location: long beach, CA
Joined: 01.29.2014

Dec 18 @ 9:52 AM ET
Although JG bailed Ducks on more than a few last night ... that was as dominant 2nd as you will see all year. Ducks missed at least 3 open nets also.

Geno & Sid are still after all these years just completely unstoppable.. what a pair ...

Spronger ... thanks Rutherford for him.
MattStrat
Pittsburgh Penguins
Location: St. John's, NF
Joined: 12.12.2014

Dec 18 @ 9:53 AM ET
Although JG bailed Ducks on more than a few last night ... that was as dominant 2nd as you will see all year. Ducks missed at least 3 open nets also.

Geno & Sid are still after all these years just completely unstoppable.. what a pair ...

Spronger ... thanks Rutherford for him.

- dozerD10



That was a crazy 2nd period and probably the Pens worst period of the season. When you manage to get 2 past a goalie monster like Gibson you gotta keep battling hard and play tight, not let the effort up.
duxcup07
Joined: 07.10.2007

Dec 18 @ 10:09 AM ET
Despite the horrific 2nd period they did have the advantage overall in the fancy stats....not that it matters when its all said and done. W is all that matters and it matters not how its achieved.

Also, what a gem Gibson is.

- MattStrat

There are 2 positions in sports that can tell all of the numbers guys to go to hell, a pitcher in baseball and a goalie in hockey. If either one of those is on the underlying numbers don't matter.
MattStrat
Pittsburgh Penguins
Location: St. John's, NF
Joined: 12.12.2014

Dec 18 @ 10:20 AM ET
There are 2 positions in sports that can tell all of the numbers guys to go to hell, a pitcher in baseball and a goalie in hockey. If either one of those is on the underlying numbers don't matter.
- duxcup07


Pretty good statement.
bixll
Location: New Glasgow, NS
Joined: 09.04.2008

Dec 18 @ 10:42 AM ET
Loved the corny title.. Well done.
Guile
Joined: 03.04.2014

Dec 18 @ 10:45 AM ET
Starting to think RW might be going crazy... quackers even.
Thorny87
Pittsburgh Penguins
Location: Calgary, AB
Joined: 10.17.2014

Dec 18 @ 10:57 AM ET
That was a crazy 2nd period and probably the Pens worst period of the season. When you manage to get 2 past a goalie monster like Gibson you gotta keep battling hard and play tight, not let the effort up.
- MattStrat



This is pretty much it. Pens get two past him and then they just stopped playing. Too late to start playing after you're already down when there is great goalie in net.

The PP is a mess. They're all forcing passes. It's still a pass if it doesn't go through 5 players Geno.

What is with the 6 on 5 play? They just stand at the blue line and turn it over, Over and over.
Rinosaur
Pittsburgh Penguins
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Joined: 01.21.2016

Dec 18 @ 10:57 AM ET
Am I alone here thinking Sullivan may be the biggest problem?
MattStrat
Pittsburgh Penguins
Location: St. John's, NF
Joined: 12.12.2014

Dec 18 @ 10:59 AM ET
This is pretty much it. Pens get two past him and then they just stopped playing. Too late to start playing after you're already down when there is great goalie in net.

The PP is a mess. They're all forcing passes. It's still a pass if it doesn't go through 5 players Geno.

What is with the 6 on 5 play? They just stand at the blue line and turn it over, Over and over.

- Thorny87



They've had a few goals here and there but its never quite the same without Horny. Never nearly as efficient.
Thorny87
Pittsburgh Penguins
Location: Calgary, AB
Joined: 10.17.2014

Dec 18 @ 10:59 AM ET
Am I alone here thinking Sullivan may be the biggest problem?
- Rinosaur

While he does make some bad roster choices, that breakdown was all on the players last night. They stopped playing. Doesn't matter what systems you're using if you don't try.
MattStrat
Pittsburgh Penguins
Location: St. John's, NF
Joined: 12.12.2014

Dec 18 @ 11:00 AM ET
Am I alone here thinking Sullivan may be the biggest problem?
- Rinosaur



Its on the players mainly. They just dont exhibit much urgency when the standings situation isn't dire. It was like this last year except last year I really do think exhaustion was a factor on top of it.

Thorny87
Pittsburgh Penguins
Location: Calgary, AB
Joined: 10.17.2014

Dec 18 @ 11:01 AM ET
They've had a few goals here and there but its never quite the same without Horny. Never nearly as efficient.
- MattStrat



And is that why they over complicate it? It seems they're unwilling to make the simple play.

Geno's goal was a nice simple play. Good screen, accurate hard wrister. I wonder if because of Horny's absence they don't feel shooting is as effective and over pass looking for the tap in.

What are the duck's PK numbers like. They were really aggressive last night
Feds91Stammer
Detroit Red Wings
Location: Even Holland couldn't mess that up, FL
Joined: 02.01.2012

Dec 18 @ 11:11 AM ET
Its on the players mainly. They just dont exhibit much urgency when the standings situation isn't dire. It was like this last year except last year I really do think exhaustion was a factor on top of it.
- MattStrat

That is a pretty weak narrative imo
Thorny87
Pittsburgh Penguins
Location: Calgary, AB
Joined: 10.17.2014

Dec 18 @ 11:12 AM ET

Jason Mackey

@JMackeyPG
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Penguins have reassigned Jean-Sebastien Dea to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. Would imagine that means Patric Hornqvist is tracking toward a Wednesday return.
MattStrat
Pittsburgh Penguins
Location: St. John's, NF
Joined: 12.12.2014

Dec 18 @ 11:14 AM ET
That is a pretty weak narrative imo
- Feds91Stammer



Well...thats just like your opinion man. Others agree with me and others that actually watched the game.

Whats your hot take Feds?
MattStrat
Pittsburgh Penguins
Location: St. John's, NF
Joined: 12.12.2014

Dec 18 @ 11:15 AM ET
Jason Mackey

@JMackeyPG
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1h


Penguins have reassigned Jean-Sebastien Dea to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. Would imagine that means Patric Hornqvist is tracking toward a Wednesday return.

- Thorny87


Good....Goooooood
Feds91Stammer
Detroit Red Wings
Location: Even Holland couldn't mess that up, FL
Joined: 02.01.2012

Dec 18 @ 11:16 AM ET
Well...thats just like your opinion man. Others agree with me and others that actually watched the game.

Whats your hot take Feds?

- MattStrat

I don't do hot takes bud. Thats you.
MattStrat
Pittsburgh Penguins
Location: St. John's, NF
Joined: 12.12.2014

Dec 18 @ 11:16 AM ET
Jason Mackey

@JMackeyPG
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1h


Penguins have reassigned Jean-Sebastien Dea to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. Would imagine that means Patric Hornqvist is tracking toward a Wednesday return.

- Thorny87



Also...did/does he have to clear waivers?
MattStrat
Pittsburgh Penguins
Location: St. John's, NF
Joined: 12.12.2014

Dec 18 @ 11:17 AM ET
I don't do hot takes bud. Thats you.
- Feds91Stammer


Weak.
j.boyd919
Pittsburgh Penguins
Location: Tampa, FL
Joined: 06.14.2011

Dec 18 @ 11:18 AM ET
I have no clue why they had Geno and Phil on opposite sides on the PP all night.
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