Ottawa clawed their way back into the series and avoided a 3-0 series hold in the final 30 seconds of the game. I guess that’s why they call them the “Pesky Sens”. But if they want to even up this series before it shifts back to Pittsburgh, they will need to be extra Pesky tonight for game four.
IF Ottawa wins game four it will be because..
They will stay out of the sin bin. It’s that simple, you cannot allow a team like Pittsburgh go on the power play, not even once. Although it’s unlikely they will remain out of the box all game, when Ottawa is on the P.K. Craig Anderson needs to read the plays. You know, like Henrik Lundqvist does…
As for the offense, Ottawa has to get physical on the Penguins defense when they are in the corners. Ottawa earned the nickname “Pesky” for a reason and tonight they need to be “pesky strong”.
IF Pittsburgh wins game four it will be because..
They get in Anderson’s face and cause a lot of traffic in the crease with shots coming from the point. The power play as it has been so far is key as well.
Evgeni Malkin leads the Pens in the playoffs for scoring with 3 goals and 11 assists while captain Sidney Crosby has 6 goals and 6 assists. Pascal Dupuis has added 6 goals in the post season. Just as important, Tomas Vokoun has come off the bench to save the Penguins with a .949 save percentage and 1.61 goals against average after top goalie Marc Andre Fleury faltered.
All of these guys need to back on track after looking OK (not great) in game three.
Game four prediction
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