Before the playoffs started, when all hockey analysts and experts were making their predictions, the Penguins making the Finals was a pretty common thought. Fast forward five days into the playoffs, where the Pens are on the verge of elimination after losing three straight (did I say losing? I meant just handing the games to the Flyers on a silver platter – someone honestly posted a Craig’s List add “LOST: Penguins Defense” ) – not quite what everyone had in mind. But hey, the series is pretty much all anyone can talk about so you can’t say its entertaining.
As a Pens superfan, I think it goes without saying that their meltdown/breakdown/unravelling at the seams is basically soulcrushing and my hopes for an epic comeback are dwindling rapidly, I’m going to focus on the other things that happened this season that everyone was talking about instead of on my team choking huge
As a side note, I obviously can’t like any of the Flyers but seriously, Bryzgalov is hilarious. Love his comments about getting ready for the Winter Classic with his thermos