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Penguins Fans’ Twitter Reaction to Another Ugly Loss

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The Pittsburgh Penguins gave up the game’s first goal just over one minute after the opening puck drop. Jesper Bratt scored twice before the first period was seven minutes old, and the New Jersey Devils led 3-0.

For time-conscious fans who like to get a jump on traffic, the Penguins blowout loss added many more cars to the construction-laden 5th Ave. maze as fans poured out of PPG Paints Arena throughout the third period.

And for good reason. The Penguins’ soft pushback didn’t yield more than a goal or garner much belief in the 6-1 loss to New Jersey, the Penguins’ third straight loss. Get the ugly takedown of the Pittsburgh Penguins situation. Our Dan Kingerski writes changes are needed.

More ugly play, more turnovers, and mistakes crushed the Penguins’ chances from the beginning.

“I’ve got to digest it. I watch the film, and we’ll see where we go with it,” Penguins head coach Mike Sullivan said. “But I don’t think it’s a ‘let’s look by this one’…I think we’ve got to learn through each experience. The performance we had tonight simply wasn’t good enough.”

Pittsburgh Penguins fans agreed. No one jumped through flaming tables, off a bridge, or other such insanity, but fans were pensive, at best.

Not many were safe from the wrath or spared the anger.

And fans responded.

 

Of course, you have one in every crowd.

You’re just spare parts, aren’t ya, bud?

And, things got a little testy, too:

It was 1980s night at PPG Paints Arena. Don Potash went full-on Axl Rose (minus the heavy cosmetic work) and even got a chuckle from Mike Sullivan. Those who remember the 1980s also remember the Penguins, shall we say, less than stellar records.

And last but not least, Sir Charles does know hockey.

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GBG
GBG
9 months ago

Every year just when the team is clicking a star comes back from injury (usually Malkin) and the Pens go soft. Might be time to trade one of the core guys while there’s still value to be had.

Fredrick
Fredrick
9 months ago
Reply to  GBG

I agree on this take. If someone like Letang has his mind up that he is going to Montreal after this season. Why not trade him there now or somewhere and land something potentially good for him? I mean if these players potentially aren’t even close with us in negotiation and Hex doesn’t thing we will be. Why not trade them at the deadline for a Kings ransom? If we continue to lose all the way up until the deadline, why not make deals and bring in some solid good young players and cap space? Hertl, Trocheck, Forsberg, Klingberg, Lindholm,… Read more »

Bib
Bib
9 months ago
Reply to  GBG

I agree! Malkin needs to go! Been saying that for a couple years.Time for a youth movement. Maybe Johnson can take back #@&# he brought here before he left!

DaGama
DaGama
9 months ago
Reply to  Bib

But five years ago #71…

Katz
Katz
9 months ago

I don’t have Twitter but my feelings are well known. But here is where the slide began in my opinion The NYR are very skilled and we’re defeated by Washington playing a very physical game last year. Wilson assaulted Panarin. They made two key additions and now are a complete team, and as I said before the season started will make a statement this year. The NYR are where the Penguins were after after the 2nd Round loss to Washington. GMJR added Reaves primarily for the next season’s playoff run. Sullivan refused to use him and in fact has given… Read more »

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Stephen Powanda
Stephen Powanda
9 months ago
Reply to  Katz

KATZ you are 100% correct. I couldn’t have said it better.

William Maloni
William Maloni
9 months ago

Put a fork in them!

They are done, not a “Teddy away” from winning consistently.

Wasnt
9 months ago

It seems the longer the time off the worse they get. They over think every detail that’s why they play better during adversity or when the schedule gets tight, there’s no to time to think, they just play. We all know this team can play some serious hockey.

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Stephen Powanda
Stephen Powanda
9 months ago

We, Sullivan and Pens fans, must be insane because we basically haven’t made changes and we have had a real nice season. However when the playoffs or tough games come along we disappear and say we should have won that series. BULLSHIT! Hextall and Burkie need to make changes now or new ownership will a year from now! I hope!

Mark miller
9 months ago

Posted 3 weeks ago that a shakeup was needed, got roasted for it, well the unraveling is slowly starting to happen. Players not producing need to sit and the few hungry young guys need to play. Also the are burning Jarry out anyone can see that.

David
David
9 months ago

Jarry’s magic has left him. In the second half of the season, through 8.6 games his SV% is only .888 with 3.50 g/gm. DeSmith has played 3.5 games with a SV% of .931 and 1.98 g/gm.

Frank
Frank
9 months ago

Gee, wasn’t it just 6 days and 3 games ago that Crosby had his 500th and the team was sitting first in the division? Yup, things change in a hurry in the NHL. The game last night should have been stopped and conceded by the team before the final buzzer. The two prior performances were not exactly glittering gems either. Oh . . .if all that is not bad enough then I strongly encourage you not to look at the balance of the schedule. It could even cause you to look forward to Pirate baseball . .. and that says… Read more »

Crazyhorse87
Crazyhorse87
9 months ago

Out with the old and in with the new, it shouldn’t take 3 seasons to figure that out. The first line are all 5’11”, then you wonder why they get shut down in the play-offs. The 2nd line shows flashes, then disappears. The 3rd line needs Carter, the 4th line needs Blueger. Large players plant themselves in front of the Pens net and the Pens defense stay away from them like the plague. The goalies are only capable of being good with some decent help from the players in front of them. Aggressively tough is better than goon tough, statements… Read more »

Paul
Paul
9 months ago

I’ve seen this fish before — old, soft, lethargic.

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