The Penguins four game winning streak came to an end last night in Anaheim, losing 5-3 to the Ducks. Tonight the Penguins (24-20-3) will look to start a new winning streak when they travel to Los Angeles to take on the Kings (24-15-5) with puck drop set for just after 10:00PM from Staples Center.
Last night the Penguins lost in Anaheim by a score of 5-3. The Penguins jumped out to an early 1-0 lead and gave up four straight goals. It was not pretty. For the better part of two periods the Ducks dominated play. The third period was fun, especially late. It seemed like it was all Penguins and they came close to tying the game numerous times. Both Phil Kessel and Jake Guentzel scored power play goals and the power play continued to thrive, going 2/4 on the night. Winger Daniel Sprong did not see a shift in the third period, let alone the last five minutes of the second period.
Mike Sullivan regarding Sprong's benching, "I was just trying to go with the guys I thought were going. We watch the game. The guys that are playing hard, the guys that are making something happen are going to get an opportunity to play. We used the guys in the third period that we thought were going, we tweaked the lines a little bit. I thought it gave us a little bit of juice. Those are just decisions that coaches make game-to-game." (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
The Kings have also been on the struggle bus lately, coming off a 4-1 loss to the San Jose Sharks on Monday. Over their last ten games, the Kings are 4-5-1, but they are also 15-5-1 against Eastern Conference teams this season including a 6-2-1 record against Metrosexual Division teams.
**Yeah, Scouting the Refs doesn't have the officials up for tonight yet (what else is new) so who cares.**
Expect Tristan Jarry vs Jonathan Quick in net tonight.
The Penguins killed off all seven Duck power plays last night but did allow a shorthanded goal, so yeah.
The Penguins let up a ton of breakaways and odd-man rushes last night. Imagine if you had played a drinking game and drank every time they had a breakaway. Yikes.
Astros pitcher Gerrit Cole said, "It's refreshing to come to an environment where the team is willing to continually put resources into the club and continue to move forward and try to provide the best possible product for its fans."
I'm happy. What a quote. Gerrit Cole >>>>.
The Kings have the top ranked penalty kill (87.1%).
The Penguins power play is still number one in the league (26.5%).
Dustin Brown sucks. Never forget when they took away his captaincy.
The Penguins have yet to win five games in a row this season. Here's to a new streak.
The Penguins are 0-1-3 against the Kings over the last two seasons.
Expect Jake Muzzin back for the Kings. He'll return after missing three games with an upper-body injury.
Dustin Brown can count to potato.
Old Posts from our site, heyyyyyfannnssss (4/11-2/15). Cute name, but impossible to remember.