The Pens offense was on, then off, then on... Their defense is my biggest worry, and has been all year (and it was last year too though, so what do I know?). Every goal scored except the one Flurry got his ass bit on for coming out of the net was pretty much a defensive collapse... That first one was Gonchar standing htere watching it happen and not even attempting to obstruct the Ottawa player's stick. I saw Goligoski standing around looking like he didn't know what to do a couple times too (big shock!)...
It was nice seeing Malkin on fire, and FLeury had a bad night but I have faith in him turning that around (other more fair weather fans locally are calling for his head after one game).
Our defense though, we really never improved it after losing Scuderi and Gill... McKee was brought in to replace Gill, and uh, where's McKee again? Scuderi was simply not replaced and instead we rely on Eaton and Orpik to pick up the slack. Gonchar's supposed
to be making a name for himself going into free agency, but so far he's been hurt, sick, and ******* up defensively a lot without putting up his offensive numbers he usually does... so.... uh, I dunno.
I didn't go into the playoffs this year with my head down, but the team this year has bigger problems than the team last year I think. Still, I shaved Tuesday night to a fumanchu mustache and I'm now on my playoff beard growing way.
We'll see what happens. I think Fleury will rebound, like I said. I don't know about our D stepping it up though. They CAN, but will they? That's the question.