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PHN Postgame: Power Play Problems & Countering Caps’ Style



For once this season, a third-period rally by the Pittsburgh Penguins didn’t result in a win, as the Washington Capitals notched a late power-play goal en route to a 5-2 home decision Thursday night.

On Pittsburgh Postgame, I welcomed University of Akron coach and Hockey’s Arsenal founder Greg Revak to lend his insight. We talked potential fixes for the piddling power play, the Mike Matheson effect on the breakout, how best to counter the Caps’ ‘heavy’ style, plus what makes Mike Sullivan one of the NHL’s top coaches:

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A lifelong hockey addict, Matt has been fortunate enough to make his career in his sport of choice, working in high school, juniors, college and the pros in various multimedia roles. Previous to joining PHN, Matt was a credentialed Penguins/NHL beat reporter from 2016-18, including coverage of the 2017 Stanley Cup Final. He contributes commentary and analysis here in various forms.

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1 year ago

The biggest need for the Pens is balance not just speed and skill you need a couple heavy guys on both sides of the blue line and I think Hextall and Burke will do that. I don’t see the goalie helping that much there not going to get anyone much better. Keep riding Jarry