Post-Game Talk: Cole's Plus/Minus: Pens vs. Blues - Rust gets hurt but is replaced by "the next one"

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  1. ColePens

    ColePens RIP parabola & Fugu

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    ++++ Letang: Broken record time, but the guy is our Troy Polamalu. He was all over the ice. He was noticeable the entire game and completely dominated. That was a norris-like game. Mad love to Dumo who is returning to his playoff self. He was a rock and is enabling Letang to roam like he does.

    ++++ Sid: Get that man a 5 point night dammit!

    +++++++++ Murray: Held down the fort in the first period and the team did the rest.


    And honestly a plus to everyone. I couldn't tell you one single player who didnt play solid. I didn't care for Brassard or Sheahan, but they weren't bad in any way. Just blah vanilla. I really liked Cullen, ZAR, Simon, Horny, etc. I think Maatta/Riikola was terrific. JJ/Pets has obvious chemistry. Letang/Dumo was other universe good.

    The boys are playing solid hockey but it really does start with the pairings on defense starting to gel and the goaltending competing in a very good way. Murray is ridiculous. There is absolutely no room for Oleksiak.
     
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    +++++ Mean Matt Murray!
     
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    PensandCaps Beddy Tlueger

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    Dylan Reese > Aston-Reese
     
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    Ogrezilla Nerf Herder

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    It's so awesome having Letang and Murray playing like this again.
     
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    +++ Riikola should garner another game with his performance tonight!
     
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    Is this a GIF of Murray looking at a Blues shooter or @ColePens looking at @Ogrezilla in khaki pants and skechers?

    [​IMG]
     
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    froods I blame Paul Martin and Jack Johnson

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    + the power play was clicking to say the least
    + Murr is dialed in
    + Rikola’s first

    - Burnt Ends not winning the GDT poll
     
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    ColePens RIP parabola & Fugu

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    I love Dylan and got to train a lot with him, but ZAR is a better NHLer. :laugh: No shame, but I think Dylan was born just a tad early with how he played. He was a PMD before those were really utilized all over the NHL.
     
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    5 in a row for Murray. 7 of 8 for the Pens.

    Racking up wins and not even in top gear (as a team).
     
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    +s MATTMURRAY
    +s 4/4
    +s riikola
     
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    dude sketchers are so cheap and comfy
     
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    We were opportunistic, Sid was on fire, great PP, just gotta stop coughing up the puck.
     
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    EightyOne Here we ****ing go, again!

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    SMOKED EM!

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    Brassard’s point puts him on pace for 34 for the season.
     
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    Honestly, at this point, my biggest question about this team is whether to call the @ColePens appointed Next One 'Zac Almost-Hornqvist or Zac BetterThan-Hornqvist'.
     
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    ZAR is still ****.

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    But hooray for another Murray win.
     
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    But Sprong scored tonight so it doesn’t matter.
     
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    Ugene Malkin Wanna play?

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    Not tonight....


    Pens/Sid/Riikola/Murray/Jake and so... on

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    I was just going for a joke.


    Talk about obscure Pittsburgh Penguins.

    Try beating that name.
     
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    ++Murray ..and frankly everyone except maybe Brass deserves one

    — the really dreadful bands and songs that I was constantly subjected to by St Louis and reading the GDT....I don’t need reminders that ColdPlay, Nickelback, Matchbook 20, Backstreet Boys etc put out really ****ty music...
     
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    @ColePens wears tighty whiteys with Zach Aston-Reese’s face all over it as a design.
     
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    seriously, a month ago we come out of that first period down 1-2 and the whole game is different after we blow the lead. Murray turning the corner is so huge.
     
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    I also thought Pearson had a strong game. Very sound player at both ends. Seems to always be on the right side of the puck.
     
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    Murray big saves and timely to boot. Pens played a good game in a sense they shot the puck while Blues were style points only. But a really good goalie can make a team over pass. Two points and move on.
     
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    We are getting on a roll just in time for my trip to the Burgh ;)

    'Member when I told you guys that Murray had to be given the chance to claim his net back? I member ;)
     
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