Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Penguins Eastern Conference Finals Game 3 Preview - @ Boston Bruins

Boston Bruins

8:00 p.m., TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts

If you want to hold your lunch or dinner down then what you don't want to do is scroll down and watch the highlights of game two. Things were bad and while things would have been OK for the Pens if they won game two that is not how it worked out. Actually they got run out of their own building against the Bruins and now they are in a place that no players want do be in: down 2-0 after having home ice advantage.

Now the Penguins are shipping up to Boston and while they might have started the series as the favorite I would think that they are underdogs now. Most athletes would like to say they love when they are looked down on and thrive off that, well the Penguins players might be getting what they want because while the game tonight isn't a "must win" they better show up and get a win or they will be looking to do something only a handful of teams have been able to do which is come back from a 3-0 series deficit.

Dan Bylsma isn't going to have last chance and with how well the Bruins handled Sidney Crosby and the Penguins top line that is going to make it even harder to get him the matchups that he would prefer and with the depth of the Bruins team you know this is going to be a steep hill to climb. Nobody said it was going to be easy but this stubborness that the Penguins are playing with needs to stop. The blind passes need to stop and the defense needs to make some play to at least try to help their goaltenders.


Probables

Pittsburgh (8-5 in playoffs) (via Empty Netters)

Forwards
Pascal Dupuis - Sidney Crosby - Jarome Iginla
Chris Kunitz - Evgeni Malkin - James Neal
Matt Cooke - Brandon Sutter - Brenden Morrow
Craig Adams - Jussi Jokinen - Joe Vitale

Defense
Matt Niskanen - Kris Letang
Paul Martin - Brooks Orpik
Douglas Murray - Deryk Engelland

Goaltender
Tomas Vokoun


Boston (10-4 in playoffs) (via Empty Netters)

Forwards
Milan Lucic - David Krejci - Nathan Horton
Brad Marchand - Patrice Bergeron - Jaromir Jagr
Rich Peverley - Chris Kelly - Tyler Seguin
Daniel Paille - Gregory Campbell - Shawn Thornton

Defense
Zdeno Chara - Dennis Seidenberg
Andrew Ference - Johnny Boychuk
Torey Krug - Adam McQuaid

Goaltender
Tuukka Rask


The Series (Boston leads 2-0)

June 3, 2013 - Boston 6, Pittsburgh 1

June 1, 2013 - Boston 3, Pittsburgh 1 The Stats:

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