A moment after Pittsburgh Penguins lost by 4-3 on Philadelphia Flyers on NHL stadium on Saturday night, coach Mike Sullivan said he could better assess the performance of his team Game the video
Here are some unwanted tips for Sullivan: Do not worry.
Playing in the open with constant rain is quite similar to the announced crowd of 69,620 at the Lincoln Financial Field, but as a good test that the hockey team was better on the night failed horribly.
The penguins came out 3-1. Their first goal, made by Sydney Crosby, was made possible by an unsuccessful pass between Travis Sanham and Philippe Jacob Vratacek, which would have been completed easily under normal conditions. , jumped over his head and slipped out of the skate. Even the recognition of Eliot's fight against the penguins over the years, whether that shot went into the Wells Fargo Center?
The penguins scored a two-goal lead in the last four minutes of regulation and lost to Claude Giro's goal in extra time.
A minute before Flair's return, penguin goalkeeper Matt Murray went to the bench to change his headband and wipe his face with a towel because the rain was coming in his eyes. but whether you deserve it or not, it does not matter, "said Defender Jack Johnson. "There is a lot of bounces in this environment.
Here are five other things we learned from the game on Saturday night.
Even if the game is played in the streets of South Philadelphia, the point where the penguins have given up may be expensive.
Penguins are tied to Carolina for the eighth and final playoff in the conference. There are 20 games in the season. They deal with injuries of key defense players. Every point is critical.
2. Murray's Murders
Murray is 14-5-1 with a rescue rate of .929 after returning from the injury on Dec. 15. Reports of his death are greatly exaggerated. What penguins need him to eliminate from his game are the malicious gossip that tortured him in his last two starts.
It's better to have a lower percentage, but it's a problem. 19659003] 3. Signs of Life
One of the biggest problems faced by penguins is the drops of Patrick Hornkvist and Phil Kessel.
On Saturday evening, Hornkvist recorded its first point in 14 games and the assistant shot six shots. of the target. This is probably a good sign for them.
4. Power Disruption
The penguins were disappointed when Matt Cullen's extinction began the return of Philadelphia at the end of the third period. Conversely, the penguins did not play in power once in the game.
According to penguin historian Bob Grove, this is the first time the team played without power in 288 regular season meetings with Flyers.
5. Interest in TV
The news of outdoor hockey has not disappeared with TV viewers.
According to NBC Sports, Pittsburgh's 16.9 rating was the biggest regular season game on the market, with the exception of Winter Classic, the Philadelphia market attracted a 6.3 rating. You can contact Jonathan via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or via Twitter .