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Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Penguins 3 Games Rangers 0 Games.
Well, if the New York Rangers couldn't beat the Penguins tonight, I doubt they are going to beat them at all in this series. The Rangers out shot the Pens 39 to 16, and had their opportunity in power plays, but couldn't come up with the win. There was just too much fire power on Lunquist from Malkin and crew. The Penguins again showed how good they are in blocking shots and stopping power plays. I can just hear the New York media whining now. Ahhhh poor New York. You may have the best city in the world, but you don't have the best Hockey team Yo! Whats up, 412 baby!!! The Rangers desperately brought all they could but lost in a devastating way. The Pens are up 3-0 in the series and have all but locked up a spot in the Eastern Conference Finals. Pittsburgh is Fired up !!! Hossa scored first on the second shot of the game followed by George Laraque (yeah Laraque). Malkin made it 3-1 with a slap shot from just above the right circle. The Rangers came back from the Pens lead only to have Ryan Hollweg ruin a 60 second Ranger control of the puck with a boarding penalty. Malkin jumped on this opportunity by scoring his second goal of the night. Ryan Malone tipped in a shot with 17 minutes to go, which sealed the deal. The Pens are not even celebrating over being up 3-0 and having their first win this season in New York. They have their eye on the prize. The Stanley Cup is their goal and they won't be happy till it's in Pittsburgh. Mike Casey had a nice live blog over on Newsday.com if you want a more detailed analysis. I am most impressed with the Pens professionalism, poise, and modesty with this playoff success. The interviews post game are amazing and makes you feel that this team deserves the 7 and 0 record of the playoffs. I know that was cheesy, but that's what the Pens are doing to us Pittsburghers.