Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Relax, It's Only Game 7

By Artistry

You don't have to be in Pittsburgh today to sense the negativity overtaking the city.  Just glance at Twitter.  Or talk to my dad.  Did people view this Penguins team as some sort of juggernaut?  Did no one pay attention when we told you that if either team won this series in five games it would be the Lightning?  And didn't we also predict we'd win this in 7?  Just relax.

If you think the odds are stacked against the Penguins because we just don't have the horses to pull this thing out, let me remind you of another Game 7: the one in Detroit in 2009.  Sidney Crosby got knocked out of that one about halfway through, and the Wings had Datsyuk, Zetterberg, Franzen, and an army of other guys who could stickhandle through a maze of pylons faster than Arron Asham can skate in a straight line, and you know what?  It didn't matter.

Guy Boucher is at it again, complaining that Brooks Orpik poked Little Stevie Stamkos in the eye.  Doesn't matter.

Felonious Ryan Malone says he put a clean hit on Pascal Dupuis.  Who cares.

Taking penalties against the Penguins is proving to be a smart strategy.  Whatever.

Game 7 is going to be close, it may go to overtime, and the Penguins don't have a St. Louis or a Stamkos in the lineup.  But we do have a number of guys who have been here before and delivered, several guys who have been a hero before and could be again.  It only takes one.

Quit wringing your hands, and get behind your team.


  1. i'm all about the pens. however, we are 1-2 at home and um, were up 3-1 in games. so for all those who thought it would go 7, there is no way that if you said we were up 3-1 you would still think it would go 7. and should we win, there is a 1% chance of getting to round 3. sorry but when your pp is 1 for 29, you will not win.


  2. What if the power play ends up being 4 for 32? Would that be good enough to win the series?

    The whole point of hockey is the Cup playoffs. We should be soaking in all the tension and suspense and enjoying the game. Don't get too high and don't get too low. And don't bail so fast. You know your chances of winning the Cup are small every year so you can't be outraged if you fail and that is why it is so sweet when you win.

    Put your mind at ease, sit on the edge of your seat, bitch about a bad call, pull for your team, and remember it is only a game.

    Go Pens.

  3. No room for frontrunners, Beej. Either your in or your out. And the power play is 1 for 30.