The Pittsburgh Penguins lost their second in a row and three-game points streak game to a screeching halt when the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Penguins 5-2.
Get the Dave Molinari Penguins’ postgame recap here.
And here is my analysis of the game. Penguins analysis.
While we didn’t offer much praise for the team, the Penguins were also not so happy with their performance.
“We just need to be better,” Penguins top-line winger Jake Guentzel said. “Plain and simple, it’s not good enough right now.”
Sidney Crosby, Bryan Rust, and Kris Letang were minus-4. Guentzel was a minus-5.
One of the Penguins playing very well, Jason Zucker said the same thing, “We have to be better,” Zucker said. “It’s as simple as that.”
As Kris Letang and I sat near his locker stall talking about the issues, he told me that the Penguins needed to play more simply.
Yet, none of that is happening, as the Pittsburgh Penguins have just two wins in their last 11 games. The standings are becoming an issue as the Penguins near the 20-game mark and are outside the playoff seedings.
There is something amiss about the team.
In the 5-minute Penguins postgame, we try to answer the question: What is wrong with the Pittsburgh Penguins?