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Son of Even Steven

Posted by Radatz on May 16, 2017 at 2:00 AM

For 2 1/2 periods Ottawa held Pittsburgh scoreless, but they botched their own few good chances. The best was MacArthur stealing the puck, swinging past the net and then, with Fleury looking beaten, bafflingly executing what looked like a blind drop pass through his legs (to Pittsburgh) instead of shooting at a net 5' away. Analysts had no answer, only guesses. They weren't very good, and it wasn't the only case of the Senators getting to the net and deciding not to shoot, opting instead to pass once too often or circle the net. It would bite them. By the 3rd period they seemed to have joined the crowd watching Pittsburgh run a permanent power play. It's amazing they only scored once. In the last minute Ottawa figured out it was a good idea to shoot the puck and nearly tied it, but it would have been 'opportunistic' at best if they had. And now we have two underdogs leaving for home having stolen home ice, but with their formidable foes looking like they're awake. Rising tide or just desperation? We're going to find out.

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Reply the immortal scurds
5:35 AM on May 16, 2017 
are kessel and malkin going to have a fight on the bench??
-thats the thing about playing 1-3-1 hockey.if u dont score u lose. the game, and viewers. pittsburgh was determined last night, even desperate, but they need crosby on the scoresheet.
and its going tobe tougher in ottawa. phanuf will be looking for another cosmic hit for sure. this one is getting rough.
Reply vapor5
10:07 AM on May 16, 2017 
Did Stephen Stills have a son? "Even Steven" is a 1970s song by Firefall that takes some mild jabs at their buddy Stills.
Back to hockey: all remaining series are going seven games.
Reply the immortal scurds
5:04 PM on May 16, 2017 
agree vape. 7s
Reply Galfur
6:26 PM on May 16, 2017 
7 shades of rough coming up. I agree!!!