The Penguins have won Round One.
It wasn’t easy. It wasn’t even pretty. Well, maybe Game One, but otherwise the Penguins generally had their asses handed to them by the 8th seed upstart Islanders. At times the Pens beat themselves, but as the series went on the Islanders were winning. Fair and square they were beating the Penguins for long stretches of time that included nearly all of Game Six.
In the end, a win is a win. It’s not about who “deserved” to win, because maybe that was the Islanders. At least if this were a Disney movie. They played more than good hockey, they played their hearts out. The Penguins didn’t, but they fought hard against their own issues and still brought it to OT.
Hopefully the Penguins learned and when Round Two starts against Ottawa, we’ll see the team we’ve seen all year. The team they can really be.
And we’ll see this. It’s already twice what it was last season… somebody’s getting jealous of #BeardWatch2013.
Nealmobile’s ginger beard, on the other hand, is mesmerizing. I’ll find a picture for you then you’ll have to cancel all your plans.Tags: Pittsburgh Penguins, Sidney Crosby