Post-Game Talk: Cole's Plus/Minus: Pens vs. Cats - If you give a moose a muffin

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  1. ColePens

    ColePens RIP parabola & Fugu

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    +++++ Team: Yes... just the word team. There were so many moments in this game where the team was more important than the individual. Sid, Kessel, and Geno were pathetic on the powerplay? No worries. PK and Matt Murray will pick them up. It was their time to give back anyway. Sid gets punched behind the net? No worries, Riikola came in without hesitation to make sure that stopped. Sheahan gets a cheap shot? No worries, Pets will drop the gloves to step up for his mate. Florida wants to take a couple cheap shots? No worries, ZAR will lay the hammer down to stop that nonsense. Horny goes down to injury? Guys step up. Major props to ZAR. Major props to Rust.

    This is an important step for the Pens. I felt this was one of their strongest team efforts in the sense of guys picking one another up. It was far from pretty. So the fact they had one another's back and made it through was nice. It was nice to see the stars almost at rock bottom being picked up by mates who deserved to give it back. Think about when Rusty was down in the dumps. The team had his back. Now he's giving it back consistently. I love it.

    ++++++ Murray: Oh come on. This could have been a 7-5 game. Murray was amazing! That was 2016 level. That was 2017 level. Just a beast of a game by Mur. He holds the fort down and the team gives it back. I do not have enough words for #30. That was one hell of a performance.


    +++ Pets, Letang, Maatta, etc.: Strong game by the defense. Riikola struggled for the first 30 minutes but he found his game late in the game. Pets had a monster game. Letang had a monster game 5 on 5. Dumo was a rock. Maatta looks like a new player when he's with Riikola. They really work well together.




    - The obvious issue was PP1 with Kessel, Malkin, and Sid. Who gives a ****. Stars have bad games. The team picked 'em up. We do have to figure 71 out, though. He cannot put together consistent efforts.
     
  2. Randy Butternubs

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    Hopefully ZAR didnt break his hand off that scrub's head
     
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    Another excellent game from BIG MURR. Playing like an absolute beast.

    The old emotionless "Michael Myers" version of #30 is back.

    Hope PH and ZAR are ok.
     
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    Son Goku henlo u stinky egg

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    ++++Murray showing why he belongs in the upper echelon of elite goaltenders

    +ZAR

    +Crosby

    +Rust
     
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    Fairly solid all around but that PP issue needs solved fast and they cannot keep bleeding shots and chances, especially against good teams.
     
  7. ColePens

    ColePens RIP parabola & Fugu

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    Shutout for Murray
     
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    Alright, Chicago’s done til next season. No more Debrincat goals, **** washed up goalies playing lights out and Toews empty netters. Back to business.
     
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    Murray and Pettersson have big dick energy.
     
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    Ugene Malkin Wanna play?

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    Murray, Rust, Sid, Jake and Pettersson++++++++++
     
  12. domaug

    domaug What a strange and beautiful stick.

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    the Pens are a superior franchise to the Florida Panthers. **** that franchise, i i he they fold.

    okay I'll calm down. I'm hoping ZAR and Hornqvist aren't injured long term because of that useless team.

    yes Hornqvist's injury was accidental but still
     
  13. Scandale du Jour

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    Murray with another gem.

    Sid's deflection was sooooo Sidesque.

    PP was crap. PK was awesome.

    Huge win before a long road trip.

    Let'a go conquer the West now ;)
     
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    Murray with a great game. Lots of good effort by the team. Some sloppy defensive zone play though.

    Side note, when the heck did Icedcapp return?
     
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    I'll buy you a Letang tshirt instead.
     
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    Murray was our mvp in this game as crazy as that sounds seeing as how the score was 5-1.

    Sid took the game over in the 3rd
     
  17. Empoleon8771

    Empoleon8771 Go Knights Go

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    +ZAR for playing the way he should be playing. I really hope he isn't injured, I want to see him playing just like he did tonight.
    +People keep saying the Penguins need to add a puck moving top-4 D, they've done that already: Marcus Pettersson is that guy. He's a top-4 defenseman right now, I honestly have no doubts with that
    +Murray is now up to a .917 save% on the year
     
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    Impressive 3rd period.
    Emotions brought the best out of them.
    They were asleep for the 1st period and the 2nd til FLA tried to get physical.
     
  19. PensandCaps

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    We still lose because we are in Pittsburgh in January.
     
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    Empoleon8771 Go Knights Go

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    Murray is now tied for the 11th best save% in hockey this year. Just throwing that out there, in case anyone doubts him. He's back, the elite Matt Murray is back.
     
  21. Ugene Malkin

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  22. BHD

    BHD Coaching change?

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    Vanilla scored...

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    IcedCapp IcedCapp the White (whipped cream)

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    Malkin's gone. And he's never. coming. back.
     
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    Good because he was god awful before.
     
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    we needed a scuderi-daley impact level trade and mp was that. at least for tonight
     
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    Forgot to mention

    Goddamn I love me some pettersson. What a find by grandpa Jimmy.
     
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