Thursday, February 09, 2006

Pittsburgh 1 - Boston 3 : bRuined!

Pittsburgh loses.

This isn't a recording, but it may as well be.

Oh well, at least Sidney Crosby isn't implicated in this whole Gambling Ring scandal.

Brad Stuart scored two goals Wednesday night to lift the Boston Bruins to a 3-1 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins at Mellon Arena.

The loss is the seventh in a row for the Penguins (12-34-11), who were outshot 38-17.

“It’s about performances starting with the first shift. I am really disappointed about the performance,” Penguins coach Michel Therrien said. “It was an unacceptable performance – unacceptable. It’s not a matter of confidence; it’s a matter of hard work. "

“There are certain things a coach could do. It’s up to the players to be prepared,” he continued. “It’s part of the responsibility to come and to make sure they come ready to play and ready to work. It was a bad performance.”

Penguins goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury turned away 35 shots and made several acrobatic saves.

“Marc-Andre Fleury was phenomenal tonight,” Therrien said. “It could have been pretty ugly."
Umm, Michel, maybe it's not your team's effort that is lacking. Maybe, just maybe, you might have a roster that just isn't very good.
Ever consider that?
Or ever consider the fact that you are a lousy NHL coach?

No, never.... You know, we hear Michel say that the Penguins often lack effort. It's the same old song and dance after every single game. Maybe that says something about the coach...a continual lack of effort is something the coach should be able to fix first and foremost.

Sir Sidney played a lot (22:15), but didn't get much done. He had just one shot on goal, went 6 for 21 on faceoffs and also finished pointless and -1.

Down and down and down the toilet they go. Where will they finish? Nobody knows...

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