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Todd Frederickson, Iowa Wild President - 5:35
NHL Playoffs - WHAT A GAME!
QUICK HIT: NHL - Pitt vs. Boston, Game 3
By Joe Quinn (@joequinnshow)
Some observations on last night's fantastic game 3 between Boston and Pitt:
(Bos wins 2-1 in 2OT, to take a 3-0 series lead)
- What a shot block by Gregory Campbell, who breaks his leg on a penalty kill on a shot by Evgeni Malkin. Dude stayed on the ice for an additional 1:00 to help kill it off on one leg. Quite an effort.
- Tuukka Rask is playing out of his mind. OUT OF HIS MIND. He faced 54 shots last night, and only gave up one goal. Against the best skaters in the world. Incredible.
- Speaking of Malkin, what does this guy have to do to buy a goal? He put at least 10 shots on the net last night, only to be denied time after time. He even hit the post on an absolute zinger...and broke a dude's leg (see above). Tough night for Malkin.
- What the heck happened to Jerome Iginla? The Pens gave up two college players and their first round pick next year to get him from Calgary, and he hasn't had any impact this postseason, let alone this series. Last night, he skated on the THIRD LINE. For a future hall of famer, that's a big fall. He had maybe one decent chance last night, but otherwise he hasn't been what the Pens have needed at all this postseason.
- Give Tomas Vokoun credit. There was some discussion about who would start last night, and he stood on his head for four and a half periods. The goal at the end wasn't soft by any stretch, and he gave his team a chance to win. All you can ask.
- Speaking of goalies, assuming Pitt loses this series (which is the likely outcome at this point, down 3-0), they're going to have a difficult choice to make with Marc Andre Fleury. He's a former top overall pick that helped them win a cup a few years ago. He's been fantastic during the regular season, then he melts like a popsicle in July once the postseason starts. Fleury is under contract for two more years at $5 million per season. The new CBA allows for teams to buy out a player and not have his salary count against the cap. The Pens WILL resign Evgeni Malkin and most likely Kris Letang this offseason for big $$. Could this be the end of Fleurry in Pitt?
- See above: I say no - the guy clearly has issues between the ears, but has shown how deadly he can be between the pipes. He needs a big push and no safety net in my opinion - he's always been the best when he's the guy, and there's no backup in sight. Having Vokoun around has been good for the Pens, but maybe bad for Fleury.