Originally Posted by HometownGal
Haven't you learned your lesson XT? The Pens are down 2 goals with 8 minutes left in the game. Have some faith, will ya? If they go on to lose this game, Therrein will work their a$$es off to get them back to where they were just a couple of games ago.
There's a lot of hockey to be played in the regular season - they'll be OK.
What does it matter finishing 4th or 5th? They'd still have to most likely play the Sens, though home ice would be preferable. The Pens have a decent road record this season.
P.S. That power play SUCKED. That's my negativity for the night - LOL!
Therrien had better get on their asses and let them know RIGHT NOW that they do not have a playoff berth sewn up, and they better start matching other teams' intensity if they want to ensure their spot in the post season. Once again, they're getting no production from their star players, and it's costing them games. Sid has been hot and cold for about 6 weeks now and so has Malkin, and if this team is going to win consistently, they MUST produce regularly - and that goes for Recchi (who hasn't scored a goal since the 8th grade picnic), Malone and Staal. The entire team looked like they were just going through the motions, with the exception of the 3rd line. Completely unacceptable at this time of year. On top of that, it was another missed opportunity to tie the Devils for first place, as they lost tonight to Tampa Bay (who coincidentally is now just 6 points behind the Pens for 5th). There are 8 games remaining, and 6 of those 8 games are against teams that are either jockeying for position or fighting to get in. Some of those teams (TOR, CAR, NYR, OTT) are picking up their games. It's time for the Pens to do the same, starting with Atlanta on Saturday afternoon. Needless to say, I was NOT happy with their performance tonight.