Pens vs Sabres (4/18/21)

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Pens vs Sabres (4/18/21)

Post by Pabst » Sun Apr 18, 2021 4:45 pm

Quick turnaround as the Pens take on the Sabres this afternoon. After yesterday's loss, Buffalo is officially eliminated from the playoffs.

DeSmith starts in net for the Pens.

The projected starter for Buffalo is Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen, which is quite possibly the greatest hockey name I have ever seen.
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Post by stillthere » Sun Apr 18, 2021 4:52 pm

Big day today.

Boston up on the Caps 1-0. make that 2-0 with 6 mins to go in the 1st.

If the B's can beat Washington and Pittsburgh does what it is supposed to do then we can cut the points lead to 1.

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Post by Pabst » Sun Apr 18, 2021 4:57 pm

stillthere wrote:
Sun Apr 18, 2021 4:52 pm
If the B's can beat Washington and Pittsburgh does what it is supposed to do then we can cut the points lead to 1.
Boston is suddenly playing extremely well, and 5 out of their remaining 13 games are against Buffalo.

The good news for the Pens is they play Boston at the end of a 5 games in 8 days road trip.

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Post by fractalsteel » Sun Apr 18, 2021 6:32 pm

That was a really nice goal by Krejci to give the Bruins the lead again.

Watching the Pens pregame and they are doing a segment on Gonchar. Doc Emery compared him to Roethlisberger.

On the good news front, I finally was able to schedule my Covid vaccinations.

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Post by Pabst » Sun Apr 18, 2021 6:56 pm

Nice, Fractal!

Another update - looks like Tokarski is in net again today.

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Post by stillthere » Sun Apr 18, 2021 7:05 pm

Pabst wrote:
Sun Apr 18, 2021 6:56 pm
Another update - looks like Tokarski is in net again today.
Hopefully he is tired from yesterday.

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Post by stillthere » Sun Apr 18, 2021 7:11 pm

Dafuq????? 26 seconds and trailing.

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Post by stillthere » Sun Apr 18, 2021 8:06 pm

This is a bit painful to watch. I have seen this game so many times. Pens look good and control the puck only to give up cheap goals and lose.

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Post by COR-TEN » Sun Apr 18, 2021 9:01 pm

I just tuned in and have watched about 5 mins. Is this what it's been all game?

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Post by COR-TEN » Sun Apr 18, 2021 9:08 pm

Pens have zero offense.

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Post by Pabst » Sun Apr 18, 2021 9:16 pm

I've been listening to the game while doing yard work. Bourque hasn't been happy with the team's effort.


Hey look, Zucker just scored.

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Post by COR-TEN » Sun Apr 18, 2021 9:29 pm

so much for that.

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Post by stillthere » Sun Apr 18, 2021 9:31 pm

blech that was ugly.

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Post by fractalsteel » Sun Apr 18, 2021 10:22 pm

The energy wasn't there consistently.
Too many TO's in the OZ, wow were they sloppy in the Sabres end. Ditto for FO's. I felt like the Pens lost every important FO.

Kudo's to Bluegar and Dumo, the only two that brought it all game. Rust was a TO machine today.

Credit to the Sabres, they have played much better with the new coach and getting rid of some of the old guys.

Every goal on DeSmith was top shelf in the corner. I can't really blame him because the Sabre's scoring those goals have wicked shots.

This is exactly the kind of game the Pens need Tanev to be part of. He can provide that instant spark when a team is playing mediocre. Not saying Rodrigues doesn't bring some of that but Turbo is special in that area.

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