I am not even sure where to start this post. Luckily its a blog and not an article because the only thing I can manage to think about the Pens playoff game last night is "Horrible". Yet again we jumped up quick.... and yet again we managed to let the Flyers not only come back, but take the lead AND WIN. What makes this even worse is not only did we allow Sean Couturier to get a Hat Trick but we also let Claude Giroux collect a Hat Trick (while also adding 3 assists Giroux had a great game). Two hat tricks in one game.... that makes me wonder where on earth our defense was? I can tell you they were not out there last night, well they were on the ice but they weren't very good.
We had far to many costly turnovers to even dream of winning that game. Ben Lovejoy had one of those costly turnovers allowing Couturier to score a breakaway goal to even the score at 5. From that point on the Flyers didn't look back. And my head began to hurt. I guess my head hurt so much because I can't understand how we can jump on them so quick and not take full advantage of the lead that we created.
The fact is game three in Philly is going to be HUGE, if we don't pull out the win then the series is basically lost. We absolutely need to win Sunday's game to stay alive and stop the momentum the Flyers have built up. Many writes, bloggers, and assorted sports junkies said from the beginning this was going to go all seven games, and I was in agreement with that, I just didn't think it would be because we dropped the first two games in such a horrible fashion. Sunday's game holds all the marbles for the Pens.... Lets hope we can keep it together.
In other Pittsburgh Sports news the Pirates lost 5-0 to the San Francisco Giants last night. They play again tonight at 9:05pm with Charlie Morton making his season debut, returning from off season hip surgery. I will get more into a Pirates review later tonight but for now I am still trying to swallow the Pens loss....